Veterinary Law

Veterinary RCWs and WACs


WSVMA Guide to Veterinary Law

The intention of this online resource center is to develop one place where WSVMA members can go to access veterinary and animal laws, business and employment assistance, and information relative to veterinary practice in WA.


6/18/10 New rules for practical experience veterinary technician candidates

New practical experience candidates and those who have already completed some of their practical experience training for veterinary technician licensure can access the new standard tasks and procedures for qualifying candidates on Washington State's legislative website. Requirements and attestation forms come under WACs 246-935-145 through 246-935-255 entitled Qualifying Practical Experience. 

4/21/10 - Attention! The window is closing for individuals who wish to train non-academically for veterinary technician licensure

Senate Bill 6745 was signed into law by Governor Gregoire on March 18, closing the window for those who wish to become veterinary technicians through non-academic training. Individuals who are interested in starting their five years of practical experience training required for veterinary technician licensure must do so prior to July 1, 2010. The five years of training must be completed no later than July 1, 2015 in order to sit for the national exam.

New practical experience candidates and those who have already completed some of their practical experience training for veterinary technician licensure can access the new standard tasks and procedures for qualifying candidates on Washington State's legislative website. Requirements and attestation forms come under WACs 246-935-145 through 246-935-255 entitled Qualifying Practical Experience. 

Revised health care tasks for technicians and assistants - The Veterinary Board of Governors signed into rule this summer a revised version of tasks and supervision levels for licensed veterinary technicians and unregistered assistants. Changes to WAC 246-935-050 make it easier to determine what duties your staff can perform. Download the handout for posting in clinics.


Veterinary Board of Governors home page

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