California Registered Veterinary Technician Association

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.

CaRVTA 2018 Symposium

Sunday February 25, 2018  8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Foothill College - 
Click HERE to view session info and register!

Upcoming CE

    • Saturday, February 24, 2018
    • (EST)
    • Sunday, February 25, 2018
    • (EST)
    • UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

    Click HERE to register 

    Keynote speakers: 
    Dr Christopher Mans from University of Wisconsin School of Vet Med
    Dr Jill Heatley from Texas A&M College of Vet Med
    Dr Brian Stacy from University of Florida College of Vet Med
    Dr Stacy Serves - veterinarian for the National Sea Turtle Program.

    Sedation in birds, reptiles and small mammals
    Anesthesia and pain management for chinchillas, tortoise and turtle radiography
    avian diagnostic testing-beyond the CBC and chem panel. 

    • Sunday, February 25, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Foothill College

           Click HERE to plan your sessions and view  speaker bios.

    7 Hours CE for state of California


    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) 




    Animal Rehab



    • Sunday, March 04, 2018
    • Thursday, March 08, 2018

    Click HERE to see ALL WVC Conference Info

    • Sunday, March 04, 2018
    • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    • Playa Del Carmen Mexico

    This meeting will allow members to enjoy the perfect combination of VECCS cutting-edge CE at a breathtaking and luxurious destination resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.The scientific program is designed to challenge the experienced emergency clinician and will focus on cardio respiratory. 
    The schedule will allow ample time to enjoy the cutting-edge lectures, visit one-on-one with the speakers, and enjoy the luxurious resort venue. Treat yourself to a relaxing spring vacation experience while obtaining 17 hours of cutting edge RACE CE.  Come join us!! Don't miss this outstanding VECCS CE program! Click HERE to register.

    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Gladys Valley Hall UC Davis 944 Garrod Dr. Davis, California 95616

    Special Guest Dr. Temple Grandin

    Join us in person or via webinar for this symposium, Translational Discoveries at Birth and End of Life: Featuring Dr. Temple Grandin Saturday, April 28, 2018 at UC Davis.  In the morning, we will discuss the science behind euthanasia and humane ways to practice it. For the afternoon, a “One Health” discussion on discoveries in the transition of consciousness at birth and neurodevelopment and parallels between infant skin to skin care and the "squeeze" technique in newborn foals.   

    Notable highlights from world renowned speakers include:
      • Dr. Temple Grandin - welfare issues in farm animals and insights into her “squeeze” technique
      • Dr. Vinod Bhutani - Stanford Neonatologist discusses the life-saving effects of swaddling  and skin to skin care of the newborn and its role in neurodevelopment
      • Dr. John Madigan - why foals don’t gallop in the womb and discoveries on birth awakenings in normal and ill foals by mimicking birth canal pressures (‘the squeeze”)
      • Dr. Monica Aleman - the science of what pets experience in euthanasia
      • Dr. Lynette Hart - the effects of pet loss on owners
    We are very excited to welcome our guest speakers, Dr. Temple Grandin, a Professor of animal science at Colorado State University who continues to be a pioneer in improving the welfare of farm animals.  We are also honored to have Dr. Vinod Bhutani, Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and world authority on post birth infant care. 

    Register HERE

    • Thursday, May 17, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, May 20, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Virginia Beach


           REGISTER HERE

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