Foothill College's Dr. Peter, VMB's Geranen Retire
California Veterinary Medical Board Executive Office Sue Geranen retired at the end of November after 32 years with the VMB. At her final MDC meeting in November, CaRVTA's Reg/Leg Liaison Nancy Ehrlich, RVT, presented Ms. Geranen with a Certificate of Appreciation for her years of "Dedication to serving the animal owners of California and the veterinary professionals who serve them."
Annemarie Del Mugnaio began her tenure as the new EO on Dec. 2. Del Mugnaio previously served as the EO of the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.
CaRVTA wishes Geranen a very happy retirement.
Congratulations to Dr. Karl Peter on his upcoming retirement as Foothill College Veterinary Technology Program Director. Although we may be saddened to hear of Dr. Peter's retirement, he has made tremendous improvements to the Foothill Veterinary Technology Program over the last 25 years and touched many a student.
The next director will have large shoes to fill at Foothill College. The program has yet to name a replacement director.
Join or Renew Now & Save!
It's that time of year! Our Annual Membership Renewal period runs through December 31, 2013.
Renew by December 30, 2013, to lock in current membership rates! As of December 31, new and renewing membership rates increase to $45 for RVT and Associate memberships; $20 for Student members.
If you have renewed for multiple years and would like to check your membership expiration date, you can do so on our CaRVTA Membership Directory. Remember, search by Last Name OR First Name only (not both).
Renew today by clicking on the appropriate Renewal Category!
NEW Membership Categories for 2014!
The CaRVTA Board of Directors has announced TWO NEW membership categories, effective January 1, 2014.
The Newly Licensed RVT is a FREE membership open for one year to RVTs after becoming successfully licensed.
If a qualified new applicant joins between January and June, the membership is good until December of that year. If a qualified applicant joins after July 1 of the calendar year, the Newly Licensed RVT membership is good until December of the following year.
These non-renewing memberships offer new RVTs the same benefits as our standard RVT membership, but at NO COST to help offset the expense of the California licensing exams. After the membership period expires, the Newly Licensed RVT renews as a RVT Member.
The NEW RVT Program Group Membership offers RVT programs a chance to help boost their students' future careers through networking, mentoring opportunities, and more.
A new initiative from CaRVTA's Board of Directors, the RVT School Group Membership offers affordable options for all sizes of RVT Programs. Students are considered CaRVTA Student members and receive the same benefits as individual members, including our many exclusive discounts on textbooks, CE, and professional services, including necessary background checks.
Students: Help us deliver discounted memberships to you. Urge your RVT program to join CaRVTA today!
CaRVTA Membership Benefits
In addition to legislative representation in Sacramento and extensive resources here on carvta.org, CaRVTA is always hard at work developing new benefits for our RVT, Associate, and Student members. The following is a summary of current Membership Benefits.
- Conference Discounts
- Annual Membership Meeting Invitation
- Opportunities to Get Involved in CaRVTA Programs and Committees
- FREE Subscription to CaRVTA's Members-Only E-News & Alerts
- Access to CaRVTA Members-Only Website Pages
- The opportunity to join CaRVTA committees
- Exclusive Professional Products & Services Discounts
- Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn
- Free Postings on the Available Technician & Relief Tech Board
- Free Listing in our Membership Directory
This year, CaRVTA has been able to offer exclusive registration discounts to regional and national veterinary conferences, FREE registration to membership raffle winners, and exclusive early bird savings to other events.
CaRVTA's annual membership meeting is traditionally held during the UC-Davis Back-to-School Conference. Only members attend this important update led by the Board of Directors.
In addition to participating in our Legislative, Disaster, CE, and other association committees, CaRVTA members also can apply for admission to our members-only Mentor Program.
CaRVTA members receive up-to-date information on a variety of industry and association issues, including legislative matters, licensing issues, and association updates and conference information. CaRVTA E-News is published one to two times per month, in addition to membership alerts.
Our website is visited by thousands of individuals each month—but only CaRVTA members have the ability to log onto exclusive areas of our site, including our Job Board, online articles, discount portals, and more.
CaRVTA depends on the active participation of our members to plan programs and events, develop educational curricula, and to continue to help our association grow. We offer several opportunities for volunteering, as well as a member-only Mentor Program.
CaRVTA members also have the opportunity to enjoy exclusive discounts on textbooks, VASE, courses through Penn Foster College, and on other professional goods and services. Two recent discounts include members-only discounts/rates on Background Checks and Employment Law services.
Take part in exciting contests open to only CaRVTA members!