N.Y. Education Law Section 6708
Definition of practice of veterinary technology


The practice of the profession of veterinary technology is defined as the performance of services within the field of veterinary medicine by a person who, for compensation or personal profit, is employed by or under the supervision of a veterinarian to perform such duties as are required in carrying out medical orders as prescribed by a licensed veterinarian requiring an understanding of veterinary science, but not requiring professional service as set forth in § 6701 (Definition of practice of veterinary medicine)section sixty-seven hundred one of this article.


The commissioner shall promulgate regulations defining the functions an veterinary technician may perform that are consistent with the training and qualifications for a license as an veterinary technician. The commissioner may further require that a licensee may practice within an area of specialization only upon the successful completion of an examination established for the purpose of establishing competence in a specific area of practice in the field of veterinary technology.

Source: Section 6708 — Definition of practice of veterinary technology, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/6708 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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