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The CVMA invites you to nominate a deserving animal, person or organization today!
Recognize individuals who embody the best of the veterinary profession.
The awards nomination deadline is December 31, 2016

California Animal Hall of Fame     Meritorious Service Award

8.19.16 - The Veterinary Medical Board will begin accepting applications for the Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substances Permit (VACSP) Program in October 2016!  Please check the Board's website for updates. Check back frequently for additional updates as we move closer to October. FAQs will be coming soon!

The mission of the California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association is to elevate the veterinary profession through the strengthening of the veterinary health care team. We seek to promote the role of the Registered Veterinary Technician by broadening our skills, knowledge, and professionalism and by securing representation of Registered Veterinary Technicians in the regulatory and legislative arena. The California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association strives to increase public awareness of the role of Registered Veterinary Technicians in veterinary medicine and our place in enhancing the welfare of our animal patients.
The California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization.
The California Veterinary Medical Board is conducting an occupational analysis of the California Registered Veterinary Technician (CRVT) profession.
The purpose of the analysis is to identify the tasks performed by CRVT's in the current practice and the knowledge required to perform those tasks.
Results of the analysis will be used to update and improve the CRVT licensing program examination.
Participants will receive 4 hours of CE credit.

To participate to HERE
Don't let your CaRVTA membership expire!

CaRVTA is the only statewide association for veterinary technicians run by veterinary technicians. We represent you at the Veterinary Medical Board and the legislature. We keep you informed about issues of interest. We also offer world-class CE at our annual Back-to-School Conference for technicians and assistants at UC Davis. Our web site keeps you informed about CE and our Job Board lets you know about jobs that are available. We also offer many great Member Benefits like free legal consultation and discounts on RVT schools and textbooks.
To find out when your membership will expire,go to the Member Directory.
Memberships are good for one year from the date of renewal.

There are not enough registered veterinary technicians authorized to perform certain medical procedures and operate technical equipment independent of a veterinarian’s supervision. This 17-week course is accepted by the California Veterinary Medical Board under the California Alternate route program. The alternate route means the student completes a required number of hours working under the supervision of a veterinarian who certifies they are competent in specific clinical competencies. The VASE curriculum rounds out the requirements to sit for a state registered veterinary licensure exam by offering students the academic portion of the training.
CaRVTA Regional Organizations

CCRVTA (Central Coast RVTs) (Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties)

SVRVTA (Silicon Valley RVTs) (Santa Clara, and San Mateo South Counties)
RVT Exam Study Guide
for RVT candidates taking the new Law Exam.

All candidates will be required to take the California Veterinary Technician Examination (Law Exam)
plus the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE).

The Study Guide contains all of the laws and regulations that may appear on the law exam test in one handy book.
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