|(a) Licensed veterinary technician and equine dental
provider licenses expire on March 1 of each calendar year and are
considered delinquent. On or before March 1, a licensee must renew
an unexpired license, in writing, by paying the required fee and furnishing
all information required by the Board for renewal.
(b) A licensed veterinary technician or an equine dental
provider licensee, who has failed to renew his or her license for
a period of one year or more and wishes to reinstate the license,
may be required to appear before the Board to explain why the licensee
allowed the license to expire and the licensee's reasons for wanting
it reinstated. The licensee must take and pass the EDPE or the LVTE,
as appropriate for his or her license.
(c) A licensed veterinary technician or an equine dental
provider licensee, who is the spouse of a person serving on active
duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States who held
an equine dental provider or veterinary technician license in Texas
within the past five years, and has failed to renew his or her license
for a period of one year or more while the licensee was living in
another state for at least six months, may reinstate his or her license
without appearing before the Board. The licensee must still take and
pass the EDPE or the LVTE, as appropriate for his or her license.