California Registered Veterinary Technician Association


Current News

CALIFORNIA VMB RAISING FEES FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS!

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The Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) had published a new alert regarding the use of outdated controlled substance prescription forms which can be viewed here.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


11th Annual Back to School Seminar
Date:  July 21-22, 2018
Time:  8:00 am - 5:50 pm on Saturday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm on Sunday
Location:  Gladys Valley Hall, UC Davis campus

"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."

NEW Application and Licensing Fees

Beginning in March 2018, the Veterinary Medical Board (Board) has increased its application and licensing fees.

Why have fees increased?

There are several important contributing factors requiring that the Board increase application and renewal fees. Crucial among these is the continued protection of the public and costs the Board incurs to ensure professional veterinary practice standards are upheld.

As a consumer protection agency, the Board’s highest priority is protection of the public in exercising its regulatory, licensing, inspection, and disciplinary functions.

A recent application and license fee audit conducted by a third-party accounting firm found that for the Board to continue to meet its mandate of public protection, including the regulation of professional veterinary practice standards, an increase to its fees is critical.

Where can I find more information?

Board staff prepared Memorandums and other technical information for the Board at its January, July, and December 2017 public meetings that outlined the current Board Fund condition, options, and the third-party accounting firm audit.

January 2017 Memorandum to the Board with attachments

July 2017 Memorandum to the Board with attachments - including Fee Audit Report

December 2017 Memorandum to the Board with attachments

After review of information presented by staff, the Board voted to approve a general fee increase at its July 2017 meeting. The Board further approved an emergency filing of the new fee regulations at its December 2017 meeting due to the impending shortfall in revenue and risk to its core mission of public protection.

The Board publicly noticed the proposed emergency regulations in February 2018; the emergency filing can be found here.

Where can I comment on the new fees?

While the public comment period for emergency regulations is closed, the Board will make a regular filing (within 180 days of the new fees enactment) for the fees to become permanent. Public comment is welcome during the 45-day public comment period.

Check back on the website or subscribe to our email list to be notified when the 45-day public comment period begins.


Read the latest Regulatory / Legislative Report HERE (2.27.18)

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)

JAVMA News

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



 NAVTA NEWS 

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

Industry Support for Veterinary Nurse Initiative

Governor signs  AB485 
into State Law!



    

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