Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 7. Licensing -- Veterinary Technician

License Required For Veterinary Technicians -- Requirements -- License Renewal -- Use Of Initials Or Terms

37-18-701. (Effective January 1, 2023) License required for veterinary technicians -- requirements -- license renewal -- use of initials or terms. (1) (a) An individual seeking to practice as a veterinary technician in this state must be licensed as a veterinary technician by the board.

(2) To be eligible for licensure as a veterinary technician, an applicant:

(a) shall file an application on a form furnished by the department and pay fees as prescribed by rule;

(b) must meet the requirements of subsection (3); and

(c) must meet additional requirements set by the board by rule.

(3) (a) Except as provided in subsection (3)(b), an applicant must be a graduate of a program accredited by the American veterinary medical association as determined by board rule and pass an examination as prescribed by the board.

(b) An applicant who does not meet the qualifications required in subsection (3)(a) shall:

(i) obtain a minimum of 4,500 hours of experience equivalent to that of a licensed veterinary technician; and

(ii) pass an examination as prescribed by the board.

(4) Subject to review by the board, a person who does not hold an active license as a veterinary technician may not state or imply orally, in writing, or in print that the person is a "licensed veterinary technician" or use the initials "LVT".

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 392, L. 2021.