Learn more about a career in veterinary technology. Read the certification requirements, view approved schools, and obtain information on distance learning programs.
To be eligible to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in California, the applicant must be at least 18 years of age
Examination Schedule, Fees, and Deadlines
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Registered veterinary technicians (RVTs) are educated and trained professionals who practice animal health care alongside veterinarians and scientists.
The CVMA has launched a campaign against the illegal practice of veterinary medicine. While the focus of this campaign is to stop unlicensed persons from these practices, veterinarians should be aware of the laws in this area that impact their practice.