Agencies | Governor
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
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.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
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: Leslie L. Knachel  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)597-4130    FAX: (804)527-4471    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.