DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS  
DIRECTOR'S OFFICE  
VETERINARY MEDICINE - GENERAL RULES  
(By authority conferred on the department of licensing and regulatory affairs by sections  
16145, 16215, 16287, and 18813 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL  
333.16145, 333.16215, 333.16287, and 333.18813, and Executive Reorganization Order  
Nos. 1991-9, 1996-2, 2003-1, and 2011-4, MCL 338.3501, 445.2001, 445.2011, and  
445.2030)  
PART 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS  
R 338.4901 Definitions.  
Rule 1. (1) As used in these rules:  
(a) “Animal patient” means an animal as defined in section 18802(2) of the code, MCL  
333.18802.  
(b) "Board" means the Michigan board of veterinary medicine created in section 18821  
of the code, MCL 333.18821.  
(c) "Client" means an owner, as defined in section 18802(3) of the code, MCL  
333.18802, or a responsible party of the animal patient.  
(d) "Code" means the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211.  
(e) "Department" means the department of licensing and regulatory affairs.  
(2) A term defined in the code has the same meaning when used in these rules.  
History: 1979 ACS 8, Eff. Nov. 25, 1981; 2011 AACS; 2016 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15, 2021.  
R 338.4901a Telehealth services.  
Rule 1a. (1) A veterinarian providing a telehealth service shall do all of the following:  
(a) Ensure that the client knows the identity and contact information of the  
veterinarian providing the telehealth service. Upon request, the veterinarian shall provide  
his or her licensure information including the name of the state where he or she is  
licensed and his or her license number.  
(b) Ensure that the technology method and equipment used to provide telehealth  
services complies with all current privacy-protection laws.  
(c) Employ sound professional judgment to determine whether using telehealth is an  
appropriate method for delivering medical advice or treatment to the animal patient.  
(d) Have sufficient knowledge of the animal patient to render telehealth services  
demonstrated by satisfying 1 of the following:  
(i) Have recently examined the animal patient in person or have obtained current  
knowledge of the animal patient through the use of instrumentation and diagnostic  
equipment through which images and medical records may be transmitted electronically.  
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(ii) Have conducted medically appropriate and timely visits to the premises where  
the group of animal patients is kept.  
(e) Act within the scope of his or her practice.  
(f) Exercise the same standard of care applicable to a traditional, in-person veterinary  
care service.  
(g) Make himself or herself readily available to the animal patient for follow up  
veterinary services or ensure there is another suitable provider available for follow up  
care.  
(2) Consent for medical advice and treatment shall be obtained before providing a  
telehealth service pursuant to section 16284 of the code, MCL 333.16284.  
(3) Evidence of consent for medical advice and treatment must be maintained in the  
animal patient’s medical record.  
(4) A veterinarian providing a telehealth service may prescribe a drug if the veterinarian  
is a prescriber acting within the scope of his or her practice and in compliance with  
section 16285 of the code, MCL 333.16285.  
History: 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15, 2021.  
PART 2. EXAMINATION AND EDUCATION  
R 338.4902 Rescinded.  
History: 1981 AACS; 1990 AACS; 2011 AACS; 2016 AACS; 2019 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15,  
2021.  
R 338.4903 Examination; approval and adoption; passing score.  
Rule 3. (1) The board approves and adopts the North American Veterinary Licensing  
Examination (NAVLE) developed by the International Council for Veterinary  
Assessment (ICVA) or its predecessor organization.  
(2) The passing score for the NAVLE is the score determined by the ICVA or its  
predecessor organization.  
History: 1981 AACS; 1990 AACS; 2011 AACS; 2019 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15, 2021.  
R 338.4904 Approval of veterinary colleges; adoption of standards.  
Rule 4. (1) The board approves and adopts by reference the standards for Accrediting  
Colleges of Veterinary Medicine adopted by the American Veterinary Medical  
Association (AVMA) Council on Education entitled "Accreditation Policies and  
Procedures of the AVMA Council on Education," September 2020.  
(2) A copy of the “Accreditation Policies and Procedures of the AVMA Council on  
September-2020.pdf. A copy is available for inspection and distribution at a cost of 10  
cents per page from the Board of Veterinary Medicine, Bureau of Professional Licensing,  
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Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, 611 West Ottawa, P.O. Box 30670,  
Lansing, Michigan 48909.  
History: 1981 AACS; 1990 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15, 2021.  
PART 3. LICENSURE  
R 338.4905 Licensure by examination; requirements.  
Rule 5. An applicant for a veterinary license by examination shall submit a completed  
application on a form provided by the department, together with the required fee. In  
addition to meeting the requirements of the code, an applicant shall satisfy both of the  
following:  
(a) Have satisfied 1 of the following educational requirements:  
(i) Graduated from a veterinary college that satisfies the requirements of R 338.4904.  
(ii) Obtained a certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary  
Graduates (ECFVG) of the AVMA.  
(iii) Obtained a certificate from the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary  
Education Equivalence (PAVE) from the American Association of Veterinary State  
Boards (AAVSB).  
(b) Have achieved a passing score on the examination adopted in R 338.4903.  
History: 1981 AACS; 1990 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15, 2021.  
R 338.4906 Licensure by endorsement; requirements.  
Rule 6. (1) An applicant for a veterinary license by endorsement shall submit a  
completed application on a form provided by the department together with the required  
fee. In addition to meeting the requirements of the code, an applicant shall satisfy 1 of the  
following:  
(a) An applicant who has been licensed as a veterinarian and actively practicing in  
another state of the United States for 5 or more years is presumed to have satisfied  
section 16186 of the code, MCL 333.16186.  
(b) An applicant who has been licensed as a veterinarian for less than 5 years shall  
satisfy both of the following:  
(i) Have achieved a passing score on the examination adopted under R 338.4903.  
(ii) Have satisfied 1 of the following requirements:  
(A) Graduated from a veterinary college that satisfies R 338.4904.  
(B) Obtained a certificate from the ECFVG of the AVMA.  
(C) Obtained a certificate from the PAVE from the AAVSB.  
(2) The applicant's license in good standing must be verified by the licensing agency of  
any state of the United States in which the applicant holds or ever held a license as a  
veterinarian. Verification includes, but is not limited to, showing proof of any  
disciplinary action taken or pending against the applicant.  
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History: 1981 AACS; 1990 AACS; 2011 AACS; 2016 AACS; 2019 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15,  
2021.  
R 338.4907 Educational limited license; requirements; limitations.  
Rule 7. (1) An applicant for an educational limited license shall submit a completed  
application on a form provided by the department, together with the requisite fee. In  
addition to meeting the requirements of the code, an applicant shall meet both of the  
following:  
(a) Achieve a passing score on the examination adopted in R 338.4903.  
(b) Be admitted as a student to a postgraduate training program at a college of  
veterinary medicine that satisfies the requirements of R 338.4904.  
(2) The holder of an educational limited license shall not do either of the following:  
(a) Engage in the practice of veterinary medicine outside of his or her postgraduate  
training program in the college of veterinary medicine approved by the board for the  
training.  
(b) Hold himself or herself out to the public as being independently engaged in the  
private practice of veterinary medicine.  
History: 1981 AACS; 1990 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15, 2021.  
R 338.4907a Clinical academic limited license requirements; limitations.  
Rule 7a. (1) An applicant for a clinical academic limited license shall submit a  
completed application on a form provided by the department, together with the requisite  
fee. In addition to meeting the requirements of the code, the applicant shall have been  
appointed to the academic faculty of a Michigan college of veterinary medicine that is  
approved by the board pursuant to R 338.4904.  
(2) A clinical academic limited license authorizes the holder to engage in the practice of  
veterinary medicine only to the extent necessary to fulfill his or her employment  
obligations as a clinical instructor at a college of veterinary medicine approved by the  
board. The holder of a clinical academic limited license shall not do either of the  
following:  
(a) Engage in the practice of veterinary medicine outside of the limitations specified by  
the college of veterinary medicine at the time of appointment to the academic faculty and  
in conjunction with the application for limited license.  
(b) Hold himself or herself out to the public as being independently engaged in the  
private practice of veterinary medicine.  
History: 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15, 2021.  
R 338.4907b Senior student limited license requirements; limitations.  
Rule 7b. (1) An applicant for a senior student limited license issued pursuant to section  
18812(1) of the code, MCL 333.18812, shall submit a completed application on a form  
provided by the department, together with the requisite fee. In addition to meeting the  
requirements of the code, the applicant must be a senior student in a Doctor of Veterinary  
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Medicine program at a college of veterinary medicine approved by the board pursuant to  
R 338.4904 and satisfy all of the following:  
(a) Provide a letter of enrollment as a senior student in good standing from the dean of  
a veterinary school approved by the board pursuant to R 338.4904.  
(b) Achieve a passing score on the examination adopted in R 338.4903.  
(c) Submit a form provided by the department that contains the name and signature of  
the Michigan-licensed supervising veterinarian acknowledging assumption of the  
supervisory responsibilities included in section 18802(4) of the code, MCL 333.18802.  
(2) A senior student limited licensee shall not do either of the following:  
(a) Engage in the practice of veterinary medicine except under the supervision of the  
Michigan-licensed veterinarian who signed the form submitted to the department  
pursuant to subrule (1)(c) of this rule.  
(b) Hold himself or herself out to the public as being independently engaged in the  
private practice of veterinary medicine.  
(3) The senior student limited license is granted for 1 year and may not be renewed.  
History: 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15, 2021.  
R 338.4907c Graduate of nonapproved veterinary education program limited  
license; requirements; limitations.  
Rule 7c. (1) An applicant for a graduate of a nonapproved veterinary education program  
limited license issued pursuant to section 18812(2) of the code, MCL 333.18812, shall  
submit a completed application on a form provided by the department, together with the  
requisite fee, and satisfy all of the following:  
(a) Provide proof that he or she is a graduate of a veterinary education program. If  
documentation submitted pursuant to this subrule is in a language other than English, an  
original, official translation must also be submitted.  
(b) Submit a form provided by the department that contains the name and signature of  
the Michigan-licensed supervising veterinarian acknowledging assumption of the  
supervisory responsibilities included in section 18802(4) of the code, MCL 333.18802.  
(2) A graduate of a nonapproved veterinary education program limited licensee shall  
not do either of the following:  
(a) Engage in the practice of veterinary medicine except under the supervision of the  
Michigan-licensed veterinarian who signed the form submitted to the department  
pursuant to subrule (1)(b) of this rule.  
(b) Hold himself or herself out to the public as being independently engaged in the  
private practice of veterinary medicine.  
(3) The graduate of a nonapproved education program limited license is granted for 1  
year and may not be renewed.  
History: 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15, 2021.  
R 338.4908 Rescinded.  
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History: 1981 AACS; 1990 AACS; 2011 AACS; 2016 AACS; 2019 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15,  
2021.  
R 338.4909 Relicensure.  
Rule 9. An applicant whose license has lapsed may be relicensed upon submission of  
the appropriate documentation as noted in the table below:  
(1) For an applicant who has let his or her Lapsed  
Michigan license lapse and is not currently 0-3 years  
licensed in another state or Canada.  
Lapsed more  
than 3 years  
(a)  
Application and fee: submit a √  
completed application on a form  
provided by the department, together  
with the required fee.  
(b)  
Good moral character: establish that √  
he or she is of good moral character  
as defined under sections 1 to 7 of  
1974 PA 381, MCL 338.41 to  
338.47.  
(c)  
(d)  
Fingerprints: submit fingerprints as  
required under section 16174(3) of  
the code, MCL 333.16174.  
Continuing education: submit proof √  
of having completed 45 hours of  
continuing education that satisfy the  
requirements of R 338.4933.  
(e)  
(f)  
Examination:  
passage of the  
examination approved pursuant to R  
338.4903 within 1 year prior to the  
application for relicensure.  
License verification: an applicant’s √  
license in good standing shall be  
verified by the licensing agency of  
each state or province of Canada in  
which the applicant holds or ever  
held a license as a veterinarian. If  
applicable, verification must include  
the record of any disciplinary action  
taken or pending against the  
applicant.  
(2) For an applicant who has let his or her Lapsed  
Michigan license lapse and is currently 0-3 years  
licensed in another state or Canada.  
Lapsed more than  
3 years  
(a)  
Application and fee: submit a √  
completed application on a form  
provided by the department, together  
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with the required fee.  
(b)  
Good moral character: establish that √  
he or she is of good moral character  
as defined under sections 1 to 7 of  
1974 PA 381, MCL 338.41 to  
338.47.  
(c)  
(d)  
Fingerprints: submit fingerprints as  
required under section 16174(3) of  
the code, MCL 333.16174.  
Continuing education: submit proof √  
of having completed 45 hours of  
continuing education that satisfy the  
requirements of R 338.4933.  
(e)  
License verification: an applicant’s √  
license in good standing shall be  
verified by the licensing agency of  
each state or province of Canada in  
which the applicant holds or ever  
held a license as a veterinarian. If  
applicable, verification must include  
the record of any disciplinary action  
taken or pending against the  
applicant.  
History: 1981 AACS; 1990 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15, 2021.  
PART 4. SUPERVISION AND DELEGATION  
R 338.4910 Supervision of veterinary student or limited licensee by veterinarian.  
Rule 10. If a veterinarian is supervising a veterinary student or limited licensee, the  
veterinarian shall provide the supervision included in section 18802(4) of the code, MCL  
333.18802, which requires that degree of close physical proximity necessary for the  
supervising veterinarian to directly observe and monitor the performance of the  
veterinary student or limited licensee to ensure that the student’s or limited licensee’s  
performance is within the scope of the order, assignment, or prescription of the  
veterinarian and being performed with the skill expected by the supervising veterinarian.  
History: 1981 AACS; 1990 AACS; 2016 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15, 2021.  
R 338.4911 Limitations on delegation; veterinarian supervision of delegatee's  
performance.  
Rule 11. (1) Except as limited by section 16215(1) of the code, MCL 333.16215, a  
veterinarian may delegate the performance of an act, task, or function that falls within the  
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practice of veterinary medicine to an individual who is otherwise qualified to perform the  
act, task, or function.  
(2) Before delegating an act, task, or function that falls within the practice of veterinary  
medicine, the veterinarian shall first examine the animal patient on which the delegated  
act, task, or function is to be performed and determine the appropriate treatment for the  
animal patient.  
(3) The delegating veterinarian shall observe, monitor, and supervise the delegatee’s  
performance to the extent necessary to ensure that the delegatee’s performance is within  
the scope of the delegation given and being performed with the skill expected by the  
delegating veterinarian.  
History: 1981 AACS; 1990 AACS; 2011 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15, 2021.  
R 338.4912 Rescinded.  
History: 1981 AACS; 1990 AACS.  
R 338.4913 Rescinded.  
History: 1981 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15, 2021.  
R 338.4914 Rescinded.  
History: 1981 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15, 2021.  
R 338.4914a Rescinded.  
History: 1990 AACS; 2011 AACS; 2019 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15, 2021.  
R 338.4915 Rescinded.  
History: 1981 AACS; 1990 AACS; 2011 AACS; 2016 AACS; 2019 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15,  
2021.  
R 338.4916 Rescinded.  
History: 1981 AACS; 1990 AACS.  
R 338.4917 Rescinded.  
History: 1981 AACS; 1990 AACS.  
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R 338.4918 Rescinded.  
History: 1990 AACS; 2011 AACS; 2016 AACS.  
R 338.4919 Rescission.  
Rule 19. R 287.1, R 287.451 to R 287.459, and R 287.461 of the  
Administrative Code, appearing on pages 1380 to 1383 of the 1979  
Administrative Code, are rescinded.  
Michigan  
Michigan  
History: 1981 AACS.  
R 338.4920 Rescinded.  
History: 1990 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15, 2021.  
PART 5. MEDICAL RECORDS  
R 338.4921 Medical records; requirements.  
Rule 21. (1) A veterinarian who practices veterinary medicine in this state shall maintain  
a medical record for each animal patient, herd, flock, or other group of animals that  
accurately reflects the veterinarian's evaluation and treatment of the animal patient or  
group of animals rendered in person or through a telehealth service. Entries in the  
medical record must be made in a timely fashion.  
(2) Records must be legible and retrievable. A record may be maintained in either a  
written, electronic, audio, or photographic format.  
(3) A record for an individual animal patient, group, herd, flock, or other group of  
animals must document all of the following:  
(a) Identification includes, but is not limited to, a tattoo, tag number, lot number, pen  
number, age, name, markings, sex, and species, as available.  
(b) Date of the last veterinary service.  
(c) Name, address, and telephone number of the client.  
(d) Location of the animal patient or patients, if not at the location of the veterinary  
practice.  
(e) Reason for the contact including, but not limited to, the case history, problem  
and/or signs of a problem, and whether the contact was a routine health visit or an  
emergency call.  
(f) Vaccination history, when appropriate and if known.  
(g) Results of the physical examination and a list of abnormal findings.  
(h) Laboratory reports and other reports, when appropriate.  
(i) Diagnostic procedures utilized and the reports that pertain to these procedures.  
(j) Procedures performed including, but not limited to, surgery and rectal palpations.  
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(k) Daily progress notes, if hospitalized.  
(l) Documentation of informed consent, if appropriate.  
(m) Documentation of diagnostic options and treatment plans.  
(n) Records of any client communication deemed relevant.  
(o) Documentation of prescribed medication.  
(4) Records must be maintained for a minimum of 7 years from the date of the last  
veterinary service.  
(5) Medical records are confidential and must not be released without the consent of the  
client or as required to protect public health or by law.  
(6) Copies of medical records must be provided upon written request from the client.  
History: 2011 AACS; 2016 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15, 2021.  
R 338.4922 Rescinded.  
History: 2011 AACS; 2016 AACS.  
R 338.4923 Rescinded.  
History: 2011 AACS; 2016 AACS.  
R 338.4924 Rescinded.  
History: 2011 AACS; 2016 AACS.  
PART 6. LICENSE RENEWAL AND CONTINUING EDUCATION  
R 338.4931 License renewal; continuing education.  
Rule 31. (1) Beginning with licenses that expire on December 31, 2022, and for all  
renewals thereafter, an applicant for license renewal shall have completed at least 45  
hours of continuing education that satisfy the requirements of R 338.4933 in the 3 years  
preceding the application for renewal.  
(2) Submission of an application for renewal constitutes the applicant’s certification of  
compliance with the requirements of this rule. The department may require a licensee to  
submit evidence to demonstrate compliance with this rule.  
(3) A request for a waiver under section 16205 of the code, MCL 333.16205, must be  
received by the department before the expiration date of the license.  
(4) The licensee shall retain documentation of satisfying the requirements of this rule for  
a period of 4 years from the date of applying for license renewal. Failure to comply with  
this rule is a violation of section 16221(h) of the code, MCL 333.16221.  
History:2019 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15, 2021.  
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R 338.4933 Acceptable continuing education; requirements; limitations.  
Rule 33. (1) The 45 hours of continuing education required pursuant to R 338.4931(2)  
must comply with all of the following:  
(a) Not more than 12 continuing education hours may be earned during one 24-hour  
period.  
(b) A licensee may not earn credit for a continuing education program or activity that  
is identical or substantially identical to a program or activity for which the licensee has  
already earned credit during the renewal period.  
(c) A minimum of 30 hours of continuing education is scientific in nature. A  
continuing education program or activity is scientific in nature if it includes the science of  
diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease as it relates directly to an animal patient  
or topics such as public veterinary practice, epidemiology, food safety, public health,  
animal welfare, or antimicrobial stewardship.  
(d) A minimum of 1 hour of continuing education must relate to medical records.  
(e) A minimum of 1 hour of continuing education must relate to state veterinary law or  
federal or state controlled substance laws, or both.  
(f) A maximum of 33 hours of continuing education may be completed in activities  
that use online, electronic, or printed format or by completing an activity that does not  
require or permit synchronous or live interaction during the activity.  
(g) A minimum of 12 hours of continuing education must be completed by satisfying  
1 of the following:  
(i) Earning 12 hours of continuing education in an activity attended live and in  
person.  
(ii) Earning not less than 6 hours of continuing education in an activity attended live  
and in person and earning the remainder of the 12 required hours of continuing education  
by completing an activity that requires or permits synchronous, live interaction with the  
presenter, other participants, or both during the activity.  
(h) No more than 15 hours of continuing education may be earned collectively for  
activities in subrule (2)(d) to (h) of this rule.  
(2) The following is acceptable continuing education:  
Activity Activity and  
Number  
education  
of  
continuing  
hours  
Code  
(a)  
Proof of Completion  
granted/permitted  
Attendance at or participation in a continuing The number of continuing  
education program or activity related to the education hours for  
a
practice of veterinary medicine or any non- specific program or activity  
clinical subject relevant to the practice of is the number of hours  
veterinary medicine, education, administration, approved by the sponsor or  
management, or science which includes, but is approving organization for  
not limited to, live, in-person programs; the specific program or  
interactive or monitored teleconferences; audio- activity.  
conferences; web-based programs; online  
programs; or journal articles or other self-study  
programs approved or offered by any of the  
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following:  
AAVSB Registry of Continuing  
Education (RACE).  
American  
Veterinary  
Association (AVMA).  
Medical  
World Veterinary Association (WVA).  
Michigan Veterinary Medical  
Association (MVMA).  
A state veterinary board of another  
state.  
Local, state, or regional professional  
organization.  
Member institution of the Association  
of the American Veterinary Medical  
Colleges (AAVMC).  
AVMA constituent allied organizations  
and recognized veterinary specialty  
organizations.  
Centers for Disease Control  
Prevention (CDC).  
&
The United States Department of  
Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health  
Inspection Service, if the program is a  
training module included in the National  
Veterinary Accreditation Program.  
If audited, the licensee shall submit a copy of a  
letter or certificate of completion showing the  
licensee’s name, number of continuing  
education hours earned, the sponsor’s name or  
the name organization that approved the  
activity, and the date on which the program  
was held or the activity completed.  
(b)  
Attendance at or participation in a continuing The number of continuing  
education program or activity related to the education hours for  
a
practice of veterinary profession which specific activity or program  
includes but is not limited to: live, in-person is the number of hours  
programs;  
interactive  
or  
monitored approved by the sponsor or  
teleconferences; audio-conferences; web-based approving organization for  
programs; online programs; and journal articles the specific program or  
or other self-study programs, approved or activity. A maximum of 5  
offered by any of the following:  
hours  
of  
continuing  
education may be earned for  
this activity in each renewal  
period.  
American Medical Association (AMA).  
Michigan State Medical Society  
(MSMS).  
Accreditation Council for Continuing  
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Medical Education (ACCME).  
American Osteopathic Association  
(AOA).  
Michigan Osteopathic Association  
(MOA).  
Michigan  
(MPA).  
Pharmacy  
Association  
Educational  
courses  
offered by  
regionally accredited colleges and  
universities relating to the husbandry of  
food producing animals.  
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy  
Education.  
If audited, the licensee shall submit a copy of a  
letter or certificate of completion showing the  
licensee’s name, number of continuing  
education hours earned, the sponsor’s name or  
the name of the organization that approved the  
activity, and the date on which the program  
was held or the activity completed.  
(c)  
Initial presentation of a continuing education Two hours of continuing  
program related to the veterinary profession.  
education are granted for  
each 50 to 60 minutes of  
To receive credit, the presentation must not be presentation. No additional  
part of the licensee’s regular job description credit is granted for the  
and must be approved or offered for continuing preparation  
of  
the  
education by any of the following:  
presentation. A maximum  
of 6 hours of continuing  
education may be earned for  
this activity in each renewal  
period.  
AAVSB – RACE.  
AVMA.  
WVA.  
MVMA.  
A state veterinary board of another  
state.  
AMA.  
MSMS.  
ACCME.  
AOA.  
MOA.  
MPA.  
Member institution of the AAVMC.  
AVMA constituent allied organizations  
and recognized veterinary specialty  
organizations.  
Educational  
courses  
offered  
by  
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regionally accredited colleges and  
universities relating to the husbandry of  
food producing animals.  
CDC.  
Initial presentation of a scientific exhibit,  
poster, paper, or clinical demonstration to a  
veterinary medicine or veterinary technician  
program.  
To receive credit, the presentation must not be  
part of the licensee’s regular job description.  
If audited, the licensee shall submit a copy of  
the document presented with evidence of the  
presentation or a letter from the program  
sponsor verifying the length and date of the  
presentation.  
(d)  
(e)  
(f)  
Initial publication of an article related to the Five hours of continuing  
practice of veterinary profession in a peer- education are granted for  
reviewed journal.  
serving as the primary  
author. Two hours of  
If audited, the licensee shall submit a copy of continuing education are  
the publication that identifies the licensee as granted for serving as the  
the author or a publication acceptance letter.  
secondary  
author.  
A
maximum of 5 hours of  
continuing education may  
be earned for this activity in  
each renewal period.  
Initial publication of a chapter related to the Five hours of continuing  
practice of veterinary profession in a education are granted for  
professional or peer-reviewed textbook.  
serving as the primary  
author. Two hours of  
If audited, the licensee shall submit a copy of continuing education are  
the publication that identifies the licensee as granted for serving as a  
the author or a publication acceptance letter.  
secondary  
author.  
A
maximum of 15 hours of  
continuing education may  
be earned for this activity in  
each renewal period.  
Service as a clinical instructor for veterinary Two hours of continuing  
students engaged in an educational program education are granted for  
that satisfies the requirements of R 338.4904.  
each 50 to 60 minutes of  
scheduled instruction.  
To receive credit, the clinical instructorship Additional credit for  
must not be the licensee’s primary employment preparation of a lecture is  
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function.  
not to be granted.  
A
maximum of 15 hours may  
If audited, the licensee shall submit proof of be earned for this activity in  
scheduled instructional hours and a letter from each renewal period.  
the program director verifying the licensee’s  
role.  
(g)  
Participation on a state or national committee, Two hours of continuing  
board, council, or association related to the education are granted for  
veterinary profession. A committee, board, each committee, board,  
council, or association is considered acceptable council, or association. A  
by the board if it enhances the participant’s maximum of 2 hours of  
knowledge and understanding of the practice of continuing education may  
veterinary medicine.  
be earned for this activity in  
each renewal period.  
If audited, the licensee shall submit  
documentation verifying the licensee’s  
participation in at least 75% of the regularly  
scheduled meetings of the committee, board,  
council, or association.  
(h)  
Provide  
individual  
supervision  
to  
a One hour of continuing  
education credit is granted  
for each 50 to 60 minutes of  
disciplinarily limited veterinarian.  
If audited, the licensee shall provide supervision provided.  
A
documentation from the department confirming maximum of 5 hours of  
the number of hours and the dates that the continuing education may  
licensee spent supervising the disciplinarily be earned for this activity in  
limited veterinarian.  
each renewal period.  
History: 2019 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Ap. 15, 2021.  
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