Rules in Progress
The rules writing process is open to the public. The public is welcome to take part in helping us write rules. Rules are also known as regulations, Washington Administrative Code, or WAC. The rule-making process includes public notices and workshops, and usually a public hearing before a rule becomes final. To receive updates about rule making and other topics related to veterinarians, subscribe for updates at the bottom of the page.
Current rules in progress
Call for comments: Health Equity Continuing Education requirements for veterinarians and veterinary technicians (PDF). Please provide comments by email by Friday, April 14th.
Suicide prevention continuing education requirement: The legislature directed the board to develop training by 6/3/2022, specifically for the veterinary profession. There have been multiple delays in the project and the final training module is now in development. Our current estimate is that the training will be published in an online format by June 2023.