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California RVT Programs
- AVMA Approved Veterinary Technology Programs

Distance Learning Programs

Alternate Route Programs
Those who complete one of these programs qualify for the educational requirements for the Alternate Route in order to apply for the California RVT exam.
The Alternate Route requires at least 4416 hours of practical experience, completed in no less than 24 months as a complement to the class work.
Candidates must become competent in a variety of skills included in
VMB's Task List.

RVT Scholarships

Lesbian and Gay
Veterinary Medical Association

Veterinary Technician Student Scholarship


RVT National Associations & Societies

National Associations of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA)

NAVTA - Vet Tech Specialties

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA)

California Associations

California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)

Redwood Empire Veterinary Medical Association

Central Coast Registered Veterinary Technician Association

Silicon Valley Registered Veterinary Technician Association (SVRVTA)


Requirements for RVT Licensure

California RVT Job Tasks

CA RVT License Application

The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB),
the organization that administers the
Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE)
has as new refund policy starting with
the July-August online application deadline.

Click HERE to read more.

WVC / NAVTA Technician Scholarship

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PLIT Veterinary Safety Manual.
$129 for the manual and CD. $59 for CD only (plus $5.95 shipping and handling for each order). 

Alley Cat Allies

Marine Mammal Center

USDA National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (NDSDF)

Vet Med Team

Veterinary Learning Systems

Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMAT)

Veterinary Support Personnel Network (VSPN)

CaRVTA Job Task Poster

VTNE Pass Rates by California Program


California Veterinary Medical Board Examination Results

CaRVTA works hard to make sure our members' voices are heard in Sacramento, from representation at California's Veterinary Medical Board meetings, VMB committee meetings and the State legislature to member e-news and alerts.

Your CaRVTA Board also works with the State government to promote legislation favorable to the RVT profession, such as adding an RVT to the VMB and granting title protection for RVTs.

In addition to regulations and laws, the VMB is also the RVT licensing body. Below, we have listed important VMB tools and resources that student and professional RVTs will find useful throughout their careers.