The Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance Division (HSQA), is accepting applications to fill a veterinary member vacancy on the Veterinary Board of Governors.  We are looking for public-spirited people willing to study the issues and to make decisions in the public’s best interest.

The Veterinary Board of Governors operates under legislative mandate to:

  • Protect the health and safety of the public.
  • Promote the welfare of the state by regulating the competency and quality of health care providers under their authority.

The Veterinary Board of Governors is made up of five licensed veterinarians, one licensed veterinary technician, and one public member, all appointed by the governor. Members’ responsibilities may include policy making, writing advisory opinions and rules, reviewing investigations, and participating in disciplinary hearings and charging panels. The Board meets approximately four times each year. Historically, meetings have been scheduled on the first Monday in the months of March, June, September, and December. Members also participate in conference calls.

More information about the Veterinary Board of Governors is available at:

Governor’s Office and the Department of Health seek diversity in board and commission members.  We recognize the value variety brings in understanding and serving the people of Washington State. We need candidates with diverse backgrounds and those who provide geographic representation throughout the state.

If you’re interested in applying to the Veterinary Board of Governors, please go to our website at:

Click the link that says Application – Governor Appointed to apply.

Please respond by September 15, 2016.

Your thoughtful consideration is appreciated.  If you have any questions about serving on the Veterinary Board of Governors, please feel free to contact me.

Loralei Walker

Program Manager

Office of Health Professions

Washington State Department of Health

111 Israel Road SE, Tumwater, WA 98501

PO Box 47852 Olympia, WA  98504-7852

(360) 236-4947

Fax: 360-236-2901

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