California Vet Tech School
The programs offered by California vet tech schools have the basic entrance requirements of being at least 18 years of age and having a high school diploma or a GED. In addition to these items, each program does have specific requirements for admission. For instance, one program requires completion (with a grade of C or better) of an introductory veterinary technology course offered at their school as well as classes in biology, chemistry and algebra from high school. Another institution requires that all general studies be completed prior to admission to the veterinary technician program. Still another program requires not only the completed application to be submitted, but also an essay regarding the delegation of acts to credentialed veterinary technicians in California. It is important that applicants carefully investigate the admission requirements of the school they are interested in attending.
Continuing education and registration renewal for California Vet Techs
Currently there is no required continuing education hours needed for renewal of a veterinary technician registration. Completing the required form and submitting the listed fees is necessary to renew the credential.
Professional Associations for California Vet Techs
California is one of the few states that have multiple veterinary technician associations. Due to the size of the state, there are more regional associations rather than just the one state wide group. The CaRVTA (California Registered Veterinary Technician Association www.carvta.org is based out of Sacramento. There are multiple other local associations such as the Silicone Valley Registered Veterinary Technician Association www.svrvta.com, the Inland Valley Veterinary Technician Association www.ivvta.org , and the Bay Area Veterinary Technician Association www.bavta.org. Another interesting situation is the presence of the RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) Committee. This committee is associated with the Veterinary Medical Board and is involved with the regulation of veterinary technicians.
Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Veterinary Techs in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco, California can prepare themselves for careers at some of the best animal hospitals and facilities in the country.