Grounds for Discipline
An active veterinary technician certification is a prerequisite to the practice of veterinary technology in the state of Idaho. The Board takes seriously its role in the regulation of licensed and unlicensed practice of veterinary technology. All complaints are thoroughly investigated for merit and jurisdiction by the Board.
The grounds for discipline are detailed in section 105 of the Rules of the State of Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine. The Board may refuse to issue, renew, or reinstate the certification of a veterinary technician, or may deny, revoke, suspend, sanction, place on probation, or require voluntary surrender of the certification of a veterinary technician, or may impose other forms of discipline, and enter into consent agreements and negotiated settlements with certified veterinary technicians pursuant to the procedures set forth in Idaho Administrative Procedure Act.
Unlicensed Practice of Veterinary Technology
The unlicensed practice of veterinary technology is considered a violation of the Veterinary Practice Act. Anyone not authorized to practice veterinary technology as defined in the Rules of the Board, who does practice or offers to practice or holds her/himself out as being able to practice veterinary technology, or who practices veterinary technology as an exempt person during the time when his license is expired, suspended, revoked or annulled, is practicing in violation of the Veterinary Practice Act and is subject to the provisions of section 54-2118, Idaho Code. Anyone not authorized to practice veterinary technology under this chapter in which an active veterinary technician certification in this state is a prerequisite to practice, who offers services in the field of veterinary technology to an individual in this state, through telephonic, electronic or other means, regardless of the location or profession of this individual, shall be practicing in violation of the Act and be subject to the provisions of section 54-2118, Idaho Code.
Any licensed veterinarian or certified veterinary technician that aids or abets an unlicensed or uncertified person to practice veterinary technology is subject to the provisions of sections 54-2115 and 54-2118, Idaho Code.