RVT Career Information

Learn more about a career in veterinary technology. Read the certification requirements, view approved schools, and obtain information on distance learning programs.

Requirements for Certification

To be eligible to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in California, the applicant must be at least 18 years of age


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RVT Examination Information

Examination Schedule, Fees, and Deadlines


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CA Approved Vet Tech Programs

RVT Distance Learning Member Benefit

Member Benefit: RVT Distance Learning Programs with substantial discounts. Courses begin in August at one school so get started today!


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The Registered Veterinary Technician and Animal Care

Registered veterinary technicians (RVTs) are educated and trained professionals who practice animal health care alongside veterinarians and scientists.


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Task Summary - Job Task Clarification

Staff Titles in Veterinary Practices

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.


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