Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Veterinary Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine [18 VAC 150 ‑ 20]
Elimination of restriction on practical training only in final year of veterinary school
Action 4277
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the regulatory action is to eliminate a burdensome restriction on the preceptorships for veterinary students in which they gain practical experience under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Currently, students are not allowed to be engaged in a preceptorship until their final year in veterinary college.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004075]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Practical training in veterinary medicine
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7088 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/01/2015.
7290 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/29/2016.
7465 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/27/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelli Moss  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)597-4133    FAX: (804)767-1011    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.