UPDATE ON THE ALTERNATE ROUTE
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.
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.
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