California Registered Veterinary Technician Association

Current News

"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."

Veterinary Medical Board
Animal Physical Rehabilitation Update

The Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) had published a new alert regarding the use of outdated controlled substance prescription forms which can be viewed here.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)

RVT Examination Plan Change (10.21.16)

At the most recent Veterinary Medical Board meeting on October 19 we were made aware that the Rabies Section of the RVT Examination Plan was changed sometime last year without informing CaRVTA.  Section 4 in CaRVTA's RVT Study Guide dated 2016 is no longer current.  All individuals who purchased an RVT Study Guide or an Alternate Route Handbook from us since July 1, 2016 will be receiving the updated material shortly.  Candidates can find the updated Examination Plan in the Candidate information Bulletin here:

The RVT Study Guide has been updated to reflect the current Examination Plan and is now available for purchase in the CaRVTA Store here:  Please direct any questions to           


Veterinary Technology 
programs hit by turmoil at for-profits. Accreditation revocation, federal aid denial among issues!


NAVTA Moves Forward with
Veterinary Nurse Credential
read about it here!

Industry Support for Veterinary Nurse Initiative

Governor signs  AB485 
into State Law!

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

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