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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6/15/15  1:12 pm
Commenter: David K. Bruce, DVM - Read Mountain Animal Hospital

Oppose increasing the CE hours required

While I am in favor of education for LVT's, I see no need to increase the CE requirement.  Nothing is stopping LVTs from getting 8 hours or more per year at this time.  No information has been presented indicating increasing the requirement by 2 hours will address any ongoing issue or shortcoming.  Adding 2 hours to the annual requirement will not improve LVT skills - those who want to learn and stay current will regardless of the law, and those who don't - well, adding 2 hours to their annual CE won't change that.

This change is a solution in search of a problem.  Leave things the way they are.

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