Registered Veterinary Technicians Association

    Advancing RVT Professionals through Education, Science and Legislation
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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.

8.19.16 - The Veterinary Medical Board will begin accepting applications for the Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substances Permit (VACSP) Program in October 2016! 
Please check the Board's website for updates. FAQs will be coming soon!

Current Updates and News!


Keep up to date with new Legislation and Regulations!


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)

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