Veterinarian - Rules in Progress

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

Veterinary Technician Registered Apprenticeships – The board has amended WAC 246-933-935-060 to clarify that a board-approved apprenticeship program is a pathway for veterinary technician licensure.

Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship/Telemedicine – The Veterinary Board of Governors (board) is considering establishing additional standards for telemedicine services.

  • CR 101 document (PDF) – Establishes scope and describes why the board is undertaking rule making on this topic.

Animal Health Care Tasks - WAC 246-935-040 and 246-935-050, VBOG has opened the healthcare tasks rules to update tasks according to current practice. 

Veterinary Education and Examination Requirements - WAC 246-933-250 through 305 and WACs 246-935-110 and 120, VBOG has opened these rules to bring consistency between initial application and expired applications.

The initial rule draft is not yet complete. When available, it will be posted on this page.

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