Vol. 30 Iss. 5 - November 04, 2013

Chapter 20
Final Regulation

Title of Regulation: 18VAC150-20. Regulations Governing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine (amending 18VAC150-20-75, 18VAC150-20-100).

Statutory Authority: § 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: December 4, 2013.

Agency Contact: Leslie L. Knachel, Executive Director, Board of Veterinary Medicine, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233, telephone (804) 367-4468, FAX (804) 527-4471, or email


The Board of Veterinary Medicine amendments increase fees charged to regulants and applicants. Annual renewal fees increase as follows: (i) for veterinarians, the increase is $40 per year; (ii) for veterinary technicians, the increase is $20 per year; (iii) for veterinary establishments, the increase is $60 per year; and (iv) for equine dental technicians, the increase is $20 per year. Other fees are increased proportionally.

Summary of Public Comments and Agency's Response: A summary of comments made by the public and the agency's response may be obtained from the promulgating agency or viewed at the office of the Registrar of Regulations.

18VAC150-20-75. Expired license; reinstatement; practice with an expired or lapsed license not permitted.

A. A license may be renewed up to one year after the expiration date, provided a late fee as prescribed in 18VAC150-20-100 is paid in addition to the required renewal fee. A license shall automatically lapse if the licensee fails to renew by the expiration date. The practice of veterinary medicine without a current, active license is unlawful and may subject the licensee to disciplinary action by the board.

B. Reinstatement of licenses expired for more than one year shall be at the discretion of the board. To reinstate a license, the licensee shall pay the renewal and reinstatement fees fee as prescribed in 18VAC150-20-100 and submit evidence of completion of continuing education hours as required by § 54.1-3805.2 of the Code of Virginia equal to the number of years in which the license has been expired, for a maximum of two years. The board may require additional documentation of clinical competency and professional activities.

18VAC150-20-100. Fees.

[ A. ] The following fees shall be in effect:

Veterinary application for licensure


Veterinary initial license or renewal (active)

$135 $175

Veterinary license renewal (inactive)

$65 $85

Veterinary reinstatement of expired license

$175 $255

Veterinary license late renewal

$45 $60

Veterinarian reinstatement after disciplinary action

$300 $450

Veterinary technician application for licensure


Veterinary technician initial license or renewal

$30 $50

Veterinary technician license renewal (inactive)

$15 $25

Veterinary technician license late renewal

$15 $20

Veterinary technician reinstatement of expired license

$50 $95

Veterinary technician reinstatement after disciplinary action

$75 $125

Initial veterinary establishment permit registration


Equine dental technician initial registration


Equine dental technician registration renewal

$50 $70

Equine dental technician late renewal

$20 $25

Equine dental technician reinstatement


Initial veterinary establishment permit registration


Veterinary establishment renewal

$140 $200

Veterinary establishment late renewal

$45 $75

Veterinary establishment reinstatement

$100 $350

Veterinary establishment reinspection

$200 $300

Veterinary establishment -- change of location

$200 $300

Veterinary establishment -- change of veterinarian-in-charge

$30 $40

Duplicate license

$10 $15

Duplicate wall certificate


Returned check


Licensure verification to another jurisdiction

$15 $25

[ B. For the renewal of licensees and registrations due by January 1, 2013, the following one-time debt-reduction fee will be assessed:

Veterinary license (active)


Veterinary technician license


Veterinary establishment


Equine dental technician


Veterinary license – late fee on assessment


Veterinary technician license – late fee on assessment


Veterinary establishment – late fee on assessment


Equine dental technician – late fee on assessment

$20 ]

VA.R. Doc. No. R10-2132; Filed October 15, 2013, 10:23 a.m.