The Board submitted its First Report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committees on Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development on December 8, 2022. The Notice of Intent has been accepted for publication in the Louisiana Register‘s December 20, 2022 edition. As indicated in the Notice of Intent, the Board will conduct a public hearing – only if necessary (see below for details) – on January 9, 2023 to receive public comments and testimony on the proposed rule changes. More details can be found on the Board’s website at

FOR CURRENT & FUTURE DVM APPLICANTS, the preceptorship program will still be a requirement for DVM licensure for all incomplete and submitted applications up until publication of the Final Rule in the Louisiana Register (assuming the project receives all formal approvals); however, an exact date as to when the Final Rule, if approved, will be published cannot be given at this time.



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