Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Veterinary Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine [18 VAC 150 ‑ 20]
Acceptance of veterinary nurse degree
Action 5703
General Information
Action Summary The Board proposes amending regulations to reflect the Board’s approval of the position statement of the American Veterinary Medical Association on terminology for veterinary nurse as a veterinary technician. The proposed regulations amend the licensure requirements for veterinary technicians to accept a degree from an accredited program in veterinary technology that results in a degree in “veterinary nursing.” The proposed regulations for licensure by endorsement are also amended to accept the credential of a person who has been practicing in another jurisdiction as a veterinary nurse. In Virginia, the Board will continue to license applicants as veterinary technician as that is the title recognized in the Code of Virginia.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [6717]
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
9231 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/01/2021.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelli Moss  / Acting 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.