Veterinary medicine; practice. (HB1813)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bloxom (R-Accomack)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Practice of veterinary medicine. Eliminates the exception to licensure requirements for veterinarians licensed in other states who are called to attend a case in the Commonwealth and who do not open an office or appoint a place to practice within the Commonwealth. The bill allows the Board of Veterinary Medicine (Board) to grant or renew a license or registration to an applicant who has had a license to practice veterinary medicine, a license to practice as a veterinary technician, or registration to practice as an equine dental technician revoked or suspended due to nonrenewal. The bill also repeals (i) provisions allowing the Board to issue temporary licenses to certain applicants and (ii) provisions related to penalties for violations of statutes governing the practice of veterinary medicine. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102505D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/27/2015Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB1813)
01/28/2015Read first time
01/29/2015Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2015Read third time and passed House (94-Y 1-N)
01/30/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/16/2015Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Rereferred to Education and Health
02/18/2015Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/24/2015Left in Education and Health


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.