California Registered Veterinary Technician Association

2018 CaRVTA Symposium - only 1 week left to register!

Where: Foothill College When:  Sunday February 25, 2018 Time:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Speakers:  Steven Cital, RVT, RLAT, VTS (Lab animal) Ken Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)

Dr. Nicolette Zarday Leslie Boudreau, RVTg, CVPM, BASVT Sandy Gregory, M.Ed, RVT, CCRA

Allyne Moon, RVT Jeffery Backus, RVT, VTS (ECC) 
Plan your sessions - HERE 

The Veterinary Medical Board is currently auditing RVTs for CE.  RVTs have had their licenses suspended due to lack of the 20 required hours every 2 years.  Make sure that you complete 20 hours of CE prior to renewing your license.  16 of the hours must be approved and interactive, while 4 hours may be passive, like reading journals or viewing videos.  Newly licensed RVTs are exempt from the requirement for their first renewal.

The Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) had published a new alert regarding the use of outdated controlled substance prescription forms which can be viewed here. In addition, the VMB has also updated the controlled substances FAQs which can be viewed here. (2.13.18)

"The American Association of State Boards (AAVSB) has announced a new blueprint for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). The first exam with the new blueprint will be administered July/August 2018, and the new blueprint will be available on the AAVSB web site for VTNE candidates to review after the March 15-April 15 exam administration ends.

California has not yet announced any changes to the Exam Plan for the state exam.  If, and when any changes are made to the California Exam Plan, an announcement will appear here and on our Facebook page."

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 traditionally 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. 

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AHHB is a full service animal hospital that schedules for appointments, surgical and dental procedures, and can handle day-time emergencies. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and strive for a calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own veterinarian.

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

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