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  340.300.  Veterinary technician, registration of, application, contents — qualifications. — 1.  Any person desiring to be registered as a veterinary technician in the state of Missouri shall submit a written application to the board.  Such application shall be on forms furnished by the board without charge.

  2.  Each application shall contain a statement that is made under oath or affirmation that representations made therein are true, correct and contain no material omissions of fact to the best knowledge and belief of the person making the application and whose signature shall be subscribed thereto.  Any person who knowingly submits false information, information intended to mislead the board, or omits a material fact on the application shall be subject to penalties provided for by the laws of this state for giving a false statement under oath or affirmation; such penalty is in addition to and not in lieu of any action which the board takes pursuant to the provisions of sections 340.200 to 340.330.

  3.  To qualify to be registered as a veterinary technician pursuant to this section, the application must show that the applicant:

  (1)  Is at* least eighteen years of age;

  (2)  Is of good moral character;

  (3)  Has successfully completed a college level course of study in veterinary technology in a school having a curriculum approved by the board or a college level course in the care and treatment of animals which is accredited by the AVMA; and

  (4)  Has passed an examination or examinations as prescribed by board rule.  The examination or examinations shall be designed to test the examinee's knowledge of, proficiency in, subjects and techniques commonly taught in schools providing a curriculum in veterinary technology, familiarity with the requirements of sections 340.200 to 340.330, related statutes and board rules, and other material as determined by the board.  An examinee must demonstrate scientific, practical and legal knowledge sufficient to establish to the board that the applicant is competent to practice as a veterinary technician.  Applications for examination shall be in writing, on a form furnished by the board and shall include evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant possesses the qualifications set forth in subdivisions (1), (2) and (3) of this subsection.

  4.  The board may require additional information and proof of a person's fitness and qualifications by board rule.


(L. 1992 H.B. 878 § 50, A.L. 1999 S.B. 424)

*Word "at" does not appear in original rolls.

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