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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6/16/15  8:09 pm
Commenter: Sandy (Sipe) Martin, LVT

NO to increased CE hours

Speaking as a credentialed veterinary technician of 40 years, I oppose any official increase in required CE hours.  Providing competent and compassionate care is of utmost importance to the majority of LVTs who generally continue to educate themselves throughout their careers. Does anyone really believe that 6 or even 8 self selected hours of dubious value, often industry promoted, do anything to protect the public and their pets?  I really don't think so.

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