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Regulatory Agencies

National American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB)


AAVSB RVT Practice Exam


Centers for Disease Control (CDC)


Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA)


California Practice Act

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.


The Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) has received updated information from the American Association of State Boards (AAVSB) regarding the pass rate on the VTNE. 
The California pass rate for the March/April administration was 55.94%, not 50% as previously reported.
However, they also reported that the nationwide pass rate was 64.09%.
California is still working with the AAVSB to get the individual school pass rate numbers.  Once the numbers become available, it will be possible to determine if there are particular schools or pathways that are responsible for California's low pass rate compared to the rest of the country.

California Veterinary Medical Board Publications

Veterinary Health Care Team Brochure 

Radiation Safety Guide. Includes an open-book exam that fulfills the requirement for unregistered assistants to undergo radiation safety training prior to operating radiographic equipment.

VMB's Hospital Inspection Self-Evaluation Check List
Download your free Hospital Inspection Self-Evaluation Check List PDF from the VMB. Hospitals that use the Check List prior to a Hospital Inspection are much more likely to avoid violations.

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.