REPORTABLE CRIMINAL CHARGES
Under Arizona law, any veterinarian or certified veterinary technician, or person who has filed an application for either, is required to report to the Veterinary Medical Examining Board within 10 days of being charged with any felony or with certain misdemeanors (See A.R.S. 32-3208).
1. Being charged with the crime triggers the duty to report. Being arrested is not the same as being charged.
2. . It is not acceptable to wait until you renew your license or certification.
3. You must report being charged with any felony, even if you or your attorney thinks the felony is not related to your practice.
4. You must report being charged with certain misdemeanors (See A.R.S. 32-3208). Please note that DUIs, drug offenses and sexually based offenses are on the list, no matter if they are charged by the federal government, the State of Arizona, or by any city, town or municipality.
5. You may report the charge by mailing, faxing or emailing a written statement to the Board office that you have been charged. Please give the date of the charge and the specific criminal statutes you were charged with violating. You must attach a copy of the official charging documents. You or your attorney may send any other document or information you choose.