Registered Veterinary Technicians Association

    Advancing RVT Professionals through Education, Science and Legislation
HOME        LOG-IN          info@carvta.org       916-244-2494        1017 "L" Street Suite 389 Sacramento CA  95814           SHOP
Veterinary Medical Board
Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee -
seeking Registered Veterinary Technician for a seat on the committee. Applications accepted until January 8, 2018.

Click HERE for information and how to submit.

VMB Proposes Eliminating the "Ad Hoc" Alternate Route 

At it's July 26, 2017 meeting, the Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) approved a regulation that will require approval of Alternate Route Schools and eliminate the “ad hoc” or self-directed pathway for the Alternate Route.  

The proposal 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.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@carvta.org.

Support your State RVT Association and
Enjoy these
CaRVTA Members-Only Benefits!

Conference Discounts – registration discounts to regional and national veterinary conferences.

Annual Membership Meeting – CaRVTA's annual membership meeting is traditionally held during the UC-Davis Back-to-School Conference.

Members-Only E-News & Alerts – 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 committee participation – check out the committees page.
Exclusive Professional Products & Services Discounts – exclusive discounts on textbooks, VASE, courses through Penn Foster College, employment attorney services, and on other professional goods and services.
Veterinary Emergency &
Critical Care Foundation INFO

Current Updates and News!

items added 10.16.17

                    Nominate your Veterinary Technician to win
                               WVC 2018 Registration HERE!

Keep up to date with new Legislation and Regulations!


gooddogCheck out this video training service
for your clients with new puppies!

As a Veterinary Technician, you are uniquely qualified to make a difference where it matters most-at the point of care, where pets and technicians are routinely exposed to radiation.
Lower the Dose is a new industry-wide initiative aimed at raising awareness of imaging safety throughout the veterinary community. By lowering the dose of radiation used in imaging exams, you are making veterinary practices healthier environments for pets and people.
NAVTA encourages you to familiarize yourself with this important safety initiative by visiting LowertheDose.org. Please consider pledging your support for this cause, and feel free to share this information with other veterinary technicians.

The mission of the California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association is to elevate the veterinary profession through the strengthening of the veterinary health care team. We seek to promote the role of the Registered Veterinary Technician by broadening our skills, knowledge, and professionalism and by securing representation of Registered Veterinary Technicians in the regulatory and legislative arena. The California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association strives to increase public awareness of the role of Registered Veterinary Technicians in veterinary medicine and our place in enhancing the welfare of our animal patients.
The California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization.

There are not enough registered veterinary technicians authorized to perform certain medical procedures and operate technical equipment independent of a veterinarian’s supervision. This 17-week course is accepted by the California Veterinary Medical Board under the California Alternate Route Program. The alternate route means the student completes a required number of hours working under the supervision of a veterinarian who certifies they are competent in specific clinical competencies. The VASE curriculum rounds out the requirements to sit for a state registered veterinary licensure exam by offering students the academic portion of the training.
Don't let your CaRVTA membership expire!

CaRVTA is the only statewide association for veterinary technicians run by veterinary technicians. We represent you at the Veterinary Medical Board and the legislature. We keep you informed about issues of interest. We also offer world-class CE at our annual Back-to-School Conference for technicians and assistants at UC Davis. Our web site keeps you informed about CE and our Job Board lets you know about jobs that are available. We also offer many great Member Benefits like free legal consultation and discounts on RVT schools and textbooks.
To find out when your membership will expire,go to the Member Directory.
Memberships are good for one year from the date of renewal.

Do you need CE hours for your license?
Click HERE for information on upcoming
Continuing Education Programs

Check often for NEW Programs!!
CaRVTA Regional Organizations

CCRVTA (Central Coast RVTs) (Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties)

SVRVTA (Silicon Valley RVTs) (Santa Clara, and San Mateo South Counties)
Current VTNE Pass Rates for California Programs

Current Pass Rates for California State Board RVT exam

Follow us on:        fb    twit