Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Veterinary Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine [18 VAC 150 ‑ 20]
Action Increase in CE hours for veterinary technicians
Comment Period Ended on 7/1/2015
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6/8/15  9:17 am
Commenter: Aimee Walker, LVT

Support of CE increase

I am in support of increasing CE requirements from 6 to 8 hours annually. I have no problem expecting technicians to remain current in the field.  I think the increase will encourage hospitals to increase CE allowance for technicians.  

I have read some of the posts stating that cost and time are reasons against this increase.  There is a ton of free CE online or at reduced cost; you just have to look for it. This is my career not just a job. This means that I need to put in the effort to remain relevant regardless. In order to do this it may mean doing CE on my own time and money.  

I do think it would make it easier for techs to change the CE from 8 per year to 16 per 2 years. This might make attending a large conference more economical for technicians and clinics more likely to pay. 

Aimee Walker, LVT

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