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Veterinary Technician
License Description
Requirements for licensure by examination as a veterinary technician. A. The applicant, in order to be licensed by the board as a veterinary technician, shall: 1. Have received a degree in veterinary technology from a college or school accredited by the AVMA or the CVMA. 2. Have filed with the board the following documents: a. A complete and notarized application on a form obtained from the board; b. An official copy, indicating a veterinary technology degree, of the applicant's college or school transcript; and c. Certification that the applicant is in good standing by each board from which the applicant holds a license, certification or registration to practice veterinary technology. 3. Pass a board-approved, national board examination for veterinary technology with a score acceptable to the board. 4. Sign a statement attesting that the applicant has read, understands, and will abide by the statutes and regulations governing veterinary practice in Virginia. B. The application for licensure shall be valid for a period of one year after the date of initial submission. Requirements for licensure by endorsement for veterinary technicians. In its discretion, the board may grant a license by endorsement to an applicant who is licensed, certified or registered to practice as a veterinary technician in another state, the District of Columbia or possessions or territories of the United States, provided that: 1. All licenses, certificates or registrations are in good standing; 2. The applicant has been regularly engaged in clinical practice for at least two of the past four years; and 3. The applicant has received a degree in veterinary technology from a college or school accredited by the AVMA or the CVMA or has passed a board-approved national board examination for veterinary technology with a score acceptable to the board.
Licensing Agency
Department of Health Professions
Board of Veterinary Medicine
6606 West Broad Street, 4th Floor
Richmond , VA 23230-1717
(804) 662 9908
Active Status
Active
Continuing Education
Continuing education required
Criminal Record
No criminal record requirements
Education
Degree required
Exam
Third-party exam required
Experience
Affidavit or referral
License Type
Stand-alone license
License Updated
05/29/2014
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