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Veterinary Technician
License Description
Veterinary technicians work under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian for any purpose except diagnosis, prescription, or surgery. All veterinary assistants, including veterinary technicians, shall be employed by and receive compensation from and be under the direct supervision of a licensed or license exempt veterinarian, and shall function at the same place of business as the veterinarian. The veterinary assistant, including registered veterinarian technicians, shall not perform surgery; shall not make a diagnosis and prognosis of animal diseases; shall not prescribe drugs, medicine and appliances, and shall not administer rabies vaccine.
Licensing Agency
Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship
Bureau of Animal Industry
Henry A. Wallace Building, 502 E 9th St
Des Moines , IA 50319-0051
(515) 281 8617
Active Status
Active
Continuing Education
Continuing education required
Criminal Record
No criminal record requirements
Education
Degree required
Exam
State exam required
Experience
No experience
License Type
Stand-alone license
License Updated
09/01/2019
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