CaRVTA offers complimentary listings of RVT-related conferences, continuing education opportunities and other events as a service to our members. To learn more about listing your association's conference with CaRVTA, click here.
California RVTs are required to obtain 20 hours of CE prior to relicensure, effective with licenses renewing July 1, 2013. Of those 20 hours, 16 hours must be approved, interactive CE. Some approved CE is not interactive, such as passive (recorded) webinars. Passive webinars may be used to fulfill 4 of the 20 hours that may include self-study. Other forms of self study include reading texts or journals. Approximately 10% of RVTs will be audited 90-120 days prior to relicensure to document their CE. All RVTs should retain their CE Certificates of Attendance in case of audit. For more information on required RVT CE, visit our Mandatory CE page for explanations and instructions.
Early Bird Registration Now Open! Register through May 31 to save on up to 16 CE hours! Registration also includes: Vendor Exhibit Hall, CaRVTA's Annual Membership Meeting (Open to all CaRVTA members), and Lunch, Coffee, and Snacks throughout the day. This year's conference will feature the recognition of CaRVTA's first annual RVT of the Year Award!
Phone Registration is open: Call (530) 754-9223 or (530) 752-3905.
Download the 2013 BTS Conference Brochure for information on Workshops, Tracks & Speakers!
Save the Date! Join CaRVTA & SoCalPoly on Aug. 21-23, 2013, for our 2nd Annual Technician Conference! Our first joint conference with the staff at California State Polytechnic University was a hit, and this year promises to be just as exciting. This year's conference is also in conjunction AALAS seminar that will give the participants an option to learn about exotic small mammals and small animal medicine. Watch our site for upcoming registration information!
May 11, 2013: UC Davis Student Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society:
Clinical Pathology & Clinical Monitoring in the ER
Attend in Person or as a Webinar Participant
Optional Cooking Lab, 4pm-5pm
Earn up to 8 CE credits (pending approval)
Registration: $225 / RVTs and UC Affiliates $160
May 19, 2013: Cal Poly Pomona Small Animal Nutrition:
Concepts & Trends in 2013
Presented by Oscar E. Chavez DVM MBA MRCVS
Member American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition
Director and Assistant Professor – Animal Health Science
Clients are looking to your hospital to accurately and conﬁdently answer their nutrition questions. Proper nutrition is critical to the health of companion animals and is key to promoting the quality and longevity of a pet's life. Technicians can provide nutrition counseling to clients and dispel common myths often perpetuated by the media, the Internet, and misinformed individuals. This event is an unbiased look at small animal nutrition and how understanding it can improve your recommendations and strengthen the relationship you have with your clients.
10am-4pm • includes lunch
Optional Cooking Lab, 4pm-5pm
Earn up to 5 CE credits
CaRVTA Members Receive a $20 Registration Discount!
Register Online through CaRVTA Today!
Tuition: $110 / CaRVTA Members $90
June 20-23, 2013: Pacific Veterinary Conference, Long Beach
Visit pacvet.net for more info.
July 19-23, 2013: AVMA 2013, Chicago
From education to entertainment, events to exhibits, you'll be informed, inspired, and in-touch with the brightest minds in the profession. The AVMA Annual Convention in the Second City is your first-choice veterinary convention. The 2013 AVMA Annual Convention will be held in Chicago, July 19-23 at McCormick Place®.
- AVMA 2013 features:
- Tech-Bring-a-Tech: Pair up with another Vet Tech colleague for 50% savings.
- Technician Boot Camp: Attend this all-day Boot Camp and earn CE while enhancing your soft and hands-on skills and review topics on test taking strategies for the VTNE or any exam you may be taking in the future. This day is designed for the soon to be or recent graduate or anyone who is looking to brush up on their veterinary technician skills that may have been out of the practice situation for a bit. Limited to 30 registrations.
Register at avmaconvention.org.
Sept. 7-11, 2013: IVECCS 2013, San Diego
Information on special CaRVTA member registration discounts is coming soon! Watch your CaRVTA Members Log-In page for further information!
Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2013: ABVP 18th Annual Symposium, Phoenix
Early bird registration available.
Veterinary technicians can experience the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice (AVTCP) technician track. Advanced Canine/Feline topics will be addressed by David Liss, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM). All CE earned at the ABVP Symposium is approved for veterinary technicians planning on applying for VTS recognition with AVTCP.
Technicians are able to participate in all sessions available to attendees, including veterinarian lectures and wet labs. Up 22 hours of species-specific CE is provided Thursday through Sunday. Up to sixteen hours of species specific CE will be provided from Friday through Sunday. An additional four-six hours of CE can be obtained by attending the ABVP/AAHA Kick-Off Seminar.
For more information, see abvp.com/symposium.
CaRVTA has two Certificates of Attendance that you can use when attending a CE program. If you are applying to become an RVT using the Alternate Route, you need to supply documentation of course attendance. Choose the certificate that suits your needs.
- CERTIFICATE 1 is desgined for single subject courses.
- CERTIFICATE 2 is designed for multiple lecture formats.
The Veterinary Medical Board will accept these Certificates as proof of attendance when they are filled out and signed by a qualified instructor.