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 PAVE for veterinary technician licensure
Action 5870
General Information
Action Summary The Board proposes amending regulations to accept PAVE certification as evidence of education as a veterinary technician for licensure in Virginia. PAVE is the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence for veterinary technicians by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7011]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Equivalent program for veterinary technician
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
9470 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/01/2022.
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.