Veterinary Board of Governors

Examines candidates for licensing and registration, and investigates and holds hearings on violations of the regulatory law. They also recommend and adopt rules and regulations for administering the regulatory law.
Board Website
Policy AreaHealth
Governor Appointments9
Total Board Positions9
Statutory AuthorityRCW 18.92.021
Public Disclosure Required?No
Senate Confirmation Required?No
Compensation$50 per day, plus per diem
Term Length (years)5
Statutory Term LimitsTwo consecutive full terms
Member Requirements: The board shall consist of nine members. The governor appoints six active and licensed practitioners of veterinary medicine, surgery, and dentistry with no more than two from same congressional district, and one general public member. Additionally, the governor shall appoint one licensed veterinary technician, and one licensed veterinary technician or licensed veterinarian.

At the time of their appointment the licensed members of the board must be actual residents of the state in active practice as licensed practitioners of veterinary medicine, surgery, and dentistry, or employed as a licensed veterinary technician, as applicable.