Upon information or complaint, the Board may revoke or suspend the registration of, or otherwise discipline, any veterinary technician, veterinary student intern or veterinarian student preceptee upon any of the following grounds:

(1)           The unlawful practice of veterinary medicine, except as permitted by and within the limits of the registration as defined herein and in G.S. 90‑187.6. The veterinary medical services of a technician, intern, or other veterinary employee shall be limited to those services permitted by G.S. 90-187.6 under the direction and supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Such supervision and direction shall be construed to require the physical presence of the veterinarian in the facility at a proximity close enough to conduct the appropriate level of supervision for the particular task being performed by the employee. The rendering of veterinary medical services in a satellite clinic, mobile clinic, emergency clinic or other facility where the supervising veterinarian is not on the premises shall subject the registrant to revocation of registration.

(2)           The violation of G.S. 90‑187.6(b) concerning the acceptance of a fee or compensation.

(3)           Representing to members of the public that the registrant is a licensed veterinarian or otherwise misleading the public in the belief that the registrant is a licensed veterinarian.

(4)           Any other grounds for disciplinary action applicable to licensed veterinarians as defined in G.S. 90‑187.8 or the rules of the Board.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑185(6); 90‑186(3);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1996; May 1, 1989; November 9, 1979;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.