REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
Licensed Veterinary Technicians Information
LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN INFORMATION
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL RVTs
The LVT application is now available online at http://www.tbvme.state.tx.us/. The Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME) is working with TVMA to obtain verification of current registration for technicians to be eligible to gain a license via the grandfathering clause. The LVT applicant must be current and in good standing with TVMA. We ask that you do NOT contact TVMA for a letter of good standing as previously stated on the LVT application. The Registration # and issuance date is located on your RVT certificate. If you have lost your certificate your Registration # is available on the “List of Current RVTs” located on the right hand side of this page. The issuance date will be provided to TBVME with your verification letter. The RVT expiration date is 8/31/2014. If you have any questions regarding the LVT application, please contact TBVME directly at 512/305-7555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please log in to your TVMA account and ensure that your email address and other contact information is up-to-date.
For information and the Licensed Veterinary Technician application, please visit the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners website HERE.
Questions? Please call 512-305-7555 or email email@example.com
IMPORTANT: All RVT’s current on dues and CE as of May 31, 2013 are not required to renew their status with TVMA in May 2014. After December 15, 2013 they may apply to the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to become licensed.
Hospital Personnel Who Make a Difference
An RVT is someone who has attended formal studies in veterinary technology within an educational institution that has been accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Upon completion of the program an RVT has met at least the essential tasks that are outlined by the American Veterinary Medical Association. They must also take and pass a State Regulatory Exam and Veterinary Technician National Exam with a score of 70 or higher.
RVT National and State Exam
As of January 2007, AAVSB administers the National exam. To apply for the National Exam (VTNE) you will need to go to the AAVSB website www.aavsb.org.
To become an RVT in Texas you are required to sit for the state and national exams. You will need to apply for the state exam with TVMA and the National exam with AAVSB. The next RVT State Exam is scheduled for Friday, September 27, 2013, in San Antonio, TX.
Remember, you must have your AVMA accredited college submit a final transcript showing your degree in veterinary technology, pass the National exam, and meet all other requirements before you can become an RVT. Please note that the AAVSB may also require a final transcript. You can contact AAVSB by calling 877/698-8482.
Notes to September 2013 Exam Candidates:
Results: State Exam Results will not be released until after November 1 by mail, so please do not call TVMA for your results. Your VTNE results will be distributed by AAVSB. If you have any questions in regards to the VTNE please direct your calls to AAVSB 877/ 698-8482 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember you must submit a final transcript stating your degree was awarded. A VTNE score and a letter of good standing (for transferring technicians) is also required before you can be granted RVT status. Make sure your address is correct. If you move, please notify TVMA via email or complete and return the RVT Information Update form on the tvma.org website. If you have not received your results by the end of November please call or email Andrea (Andy) Walker at email@example.com.
|UPCOMING RVT STATE EXAM DATES|
Friday, June 20, 2014 • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
State Exam Sign-in: 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
State Exam Starts: 2:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Click HERE to download the June 2014 State Exam application form.
Note: Due to the final hand-over date of the RVT program on August 31, 2014 to the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, only applicants who have submitted their final transcript, VTNE score and letter of good standing (for transferring technicians) to TVMA PRIOR to June 20, 2014 are eligible to sit for the Texas State Exam.
Please mail or fax your application to:
All new RVTs in 2012 have to renew annual registration by May 31, 2013. Notices for this renewal 2013-2014 will go out mid-April 2013. Remember, all new RVTs now have an additional year to obtain 10 hours of CE (only 5 can be online CE), but are required to pay annual dues, update any information, & sign & return the renewal form.
Requirements for Renewing Texas RVTs
- A $40 renewal fee
- If you are one of 50 individuals selected you will be required to show proof of ten (10) hours continuing education (CE) per year for the current renewal year.
- CE must be acquired in the year prior to the due date of the renewal.
- Example: Renewal notices mailed April 15, 2013, Renewal due date May 31, 2013, CE must be acquired between: June 1, 2012– May 31, 2013
- Make sure that you receive a certificate of attendance for any conference you attend.
- Contact the Director of Training & Certification, Andy Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are ever unsure of what will be accepted as proof of CE or check the policy & procedures manual for more info.
What to avoid
The following may cause you to incur a $10 late fee:
- If you send in your renewal with no fee enclosed, no signature, or do not confirm you have taken the required 10 hours of CE.
- If you are one of the 50 chosen to submit proof of CE and return renewal with no proof.
- If you submit a renewal after May 31st.
Changes in work or home address
- If you move or change jobs please contact TVMA via email or complete and return the Info Update form available on the TVMA website.
- It is your responsibility to renew your registration, so if you do not receive your renewal please contact TVMA or download the renewal form.