California Registered Veterinary Technician Association

 As you are probably aware, there is a significant shortage of ER doctors and nurses in veterinary medicine. There may be numerous reasons for this shortage and we are trying to investigate what these reasons may be. To that end, we are going directly to the people involved in this area of veterinary medicine...YOU!

We have developed the following surveys for this investigation. Would you be so kind as to take a few moments to fill out the survey that best fits your area?

Veterinary Technician
Hospital Manager


Due to delays in the regulatory process, at its August 29, 2018 meeting, the Veterinary Medical Board approved pushing the delayed implementation date for eliminating the "ad hoc" Alternate Route" pathway to sit for the RVT Exams from July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2024.  This means that assuming the regulation is finally approved, candidates utilizing the Alternate Route will have to acquire the 300 hours of required education in an approved Alternate Route program after July 1, 2024.
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to see the current
Regulation/Legislation Report

Veterinary Medical Hospital Inspector Program

Looking for Registered Veterinary Technicians
click above to see qualifications and the application


SB 1249
California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act  

Friday, September 28, 2018

Governor Brown Signs SB 1249!

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from the 2018 Back To School Symposium

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Research Survey comparing the salaries of veterinary technicians in the U.S. with associates degrees to those with bachelors/masters/PhD.

This survey is part of a research study being conducted at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine.
You must be a registered/licensed/certified veterinary technician in the United States in order to participate.
You will be asked 14 questions about your employment and salary. All responses are confidential and you will not be asked for any identifying information. Participation is voluntary and you may leave the survey at any time.
Please contact Stephanie Gilliam at with any questions or concerns.

Follow this link to the Survey: 

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.

Upcoming events

Support your State RVT Association and Enjoy these
CaRVTA Members-Only Benefits!

Conference Discounts – registration discounts to regional and national veterinary conferences.

Annual Membership Meeting – CaRVTA's annual membership meeting is held during the UC-Davis Back-to-School Conference.

Members-Only E-News & Alerts – receive up-to-date information on a variety of industry and association issues, including legislative matters, licensing issues, and association updates and conference information.

CaRVTA committee participation – check out the committees page.
Exclusive Professional Products & Services Discounts – exclusive discounts on textbooks, VASE, courses through Penn Foster College, employment attorney services, and on other professional goods and services. 

California Registered Veterinary Technician Association
1017 L Street Suite 389 Sacramento California 95814 916-244-2494

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