California Registered Veterinary Technician Association

California RVT Exam Study Guide

Contains laws and regulations required for the RVT examination.
California requires the VTNE plus the California Veterinary Technician Examination. 


JULY 2018

The Veterinary Medical Board informs us that the new California RVT Examination outline will be finalized in August 2018 and published on the Board’s website. The examination outline will be used starting with the January 2019 administration of the California RVT Examination. The current RVT Study Guide contains the Exam Plan in use until the end of 2018

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Alternate Route Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Navigating the Alternate Route.

On July 26, 2017, the Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) approved language for a regulation that will require approval of Alternate Route Schools and eliminate the “ad hoc” or self-directed pathway for the Alternate Route.  When this regulation goes into effect, Alternate Route candidates will have to obtain all of the 300 hours of required education in an approved Alternate Route School.

The regulation includes a delayed implementation date of July 1, 2020 to allow those already enrolled in the “ad hoc” pathway to complete their education and training.  As the regulation has not yet completed its way through the regulatory process, it is possible that the delayed implementation date will be pushed out further. 

 CaRVTA is including this note to provide you with the most up-to-date information and to insure that you are able to make appropriate decisions concerning your career path.  Any new information we receive about this process will be published on our web site,, and on our Facebook page.   Information about the Veterinary Medical Board can be found at

 If you have any questions, please contact us at"

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This Guide INCLUDES the RVT Exam Guide above - you do NOT need to purchase both items.

CaRVTA RVT Job Task Poster

An attractive reminder for use at the clinic of RVT Job Tasks.
A great way to promote RVT responsibilities and CaRVTA.

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All Weather RVT Stickers - (4 1/2" x 3")
Show your RVT pride!
Extra large sticker for your car—a great way
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