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Veterinary Technician

The veterinary law provides licensing exemptions for a veterinary technician student working under the supervision of a veterinarian within an internship program approved by the Veterinary Board of Governors.

RCW 18.92.060(4)(b) – Licensing Exemptions
“Nothing in this chapter applies to:

…(4)(b) a person performing assigned duties under the supervision of a veterinarian within the established framework of an internship program recognized by the board;"

The following schools have been approved for veterinary technicians by the board under RCW 18.92.060(4)(b):

Bellingham Technical College
Approved: March 2014

Penn Foster College
Approved: March 2014

Pierce College, Lakewood, WA
Approved: December 2013

Pima Medical Institute, Seattle and Renton, WA
Approved: June 2014

Portland Community College
Approved: October 2013

San Juan College
Approved: March 2017

Thompson Rivers University
Approved: September 2017

Washington State University
Approved: June 2014

Yakima Valley Community College
Approved: March 2014

 

Veterinarian

The veterinary law provides licensing exemptions for a veterinary student working under:

  • the direct supervision of a veterinarian during a school vacation period, or
  • a person performing assigned duties under the supervision of a veterinarian within an internship program approved by the Veterinary Board of Governors (board).

RCW 18.92.060(4) – Licensing Exemptions

“Nothing in this chapter applies to:

…(4)(a) A person who is a regularly enrolled student in a veterinary school or training course approved under RCW 18.92.015 and performing duties or actions assigned by his or her instructors or working under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian during a school vacation period or (b) a person performing assigned duties under the supervision of a veterinarian within the established framework of an internship program recognized by the board;"

The following program has been approved for veterinarians by the board under RCW 18.92.060(4)(b):

JBLM First Year Graduate Veterinary Education (FYGVE)
Approved: June 2016

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