Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Veterinary Medicine
Petition 350
Petition Information
Petition Title Equivalent program for veterinary technician
Date Filed 8/11/2021    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner James Penrod for AAVSB 
Petitioner's Request

To amend section 115 to accept verification of fulfillment of requirements of the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB).

Agency's Plan


The petition will be published on August 30, 2021 in the Register of Regulations and also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at to receive public comment ending September 29, 2021.


Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the Board will decide whether to make any changes to the regulatory language. This matter will be on the Board’s agenda for its first meeting after the comment period.


Comment Period Began 8/30/2021    Ended 9/29/2021
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 8/11/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 8/30/2021     Volume: 38  Issue: 1
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 10/21/2021
Decision Publication Date Published on: 11/22/2021     Volume: 38  Issue: 7
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting on October 21, 2021, the Board concurred with the petitioner's request and adopted proposed changes to its regulations to allow acceptance of PAVE as evidence of education in veterinary technology. The regulations will be promulgated by a fast-track process.

Associated regulatory action Acceptance of PAVE for veterinary technician licensure
Latest Stage: Fast-Track

Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie L. Knachel  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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