RVT State Exam Reminder
Just a reminder that the final RVT exam administered by TVMA is scheduled on Friday, June 20, in Austin. The application form and more info can be found at www.tvma.org. The Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners has agreed that as long as a graduate of an AVMA-accredited veterinary technician school takes and passes the TVMA State Exam in June 2014, receives a passing score on the July/August VTNE and has met all requirements to become an RVT with TVMA prior to August 31, the State Board will allow such individuals to be grandfathered in as Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVTs), even if the individual’s July/August VTNE score is not received at TVMA until after the grandfathering deadline.
Important update on the TVMA RVT June 2014 State Exam
Verification was received from the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TSBVME) that as long as a graduate of an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)-accredited veterinary technician school takes and passes the TVMA State Exam in June 2014, receives a passing score on the July/August Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and has met all requirements to become an RVT with TVMA prior to August 31, the State Board will allow such individuals to be grandfathered in as Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVTs) even if the individual’s July/August VTNE score is not received until after the August 31 grandfathering deadline.
On the other hand, if someone is now an RVT in good standing with TVMA but does not apply to the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners by August 31, they will not be grandfathered in but will have to go through the State Board exam process and meet the requirements set out in the rules the board recently adopted.
Free CE Opportunity for RVTs and CVAs
Coastal Bend Veterinary Medical Association (CBVMA) is offering a free emergency management workshop for animal care professionals on Saturday, March 29, from 12:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the City of Corpus Christi Office of Emergency Management at 2406 Leopard Street, Suite 400. This meeting is provided through a grant from the Texas Animal Health Commission and has been approved for four hours of CE. Dr. Susan Culp, a staff veterinarian and emergency management specialist with the Texas Animal Health Commission, will be the coordinator for this meeting. There will be several city, county and state emergency management coordinators speaking. Also Dr. Amy Hilburn will give an overview and update on Texas A&M's Veterinary Emergency Response Team.
A condition of this grant is that no fees be charged to attendees. Lunch will also be provided. Seating is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible to CBVMA Coordinator Kristi Woodall at 361/992-9731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CE Opportunities for RVTs, CVAs
- The 20th Annual Veterinary Technician Seminar at Texas A&M University in College Station on March 8-9 is offering 11 hours of CE. Registration and program information is available at http://vetmed.tamu.edu/ce/events.
- The Texas Unites for Animals Conference, sponsored by Texas Federation of Humane Societies and Texas Animal Shelter Coalition, will be held on March 22-24 at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin and has been approved for 10.5 hours of CE. Register now at http://www.texasunites.com.
Reminders for RVTs
Just a few reminders to all current RVTs who are applying for LVT status with the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners:
- The application form is available online at www.tbvme.state.tx.us.
- TSBVME will contact TVMA directly for registration verification.
- Current RVTs are not required to pay annual dues or provide proof of CE to TVMA for the May 2014 renewal period.
Please contact TBVME directly at 512/305-7555 or email@example.com with LVT applications or licensing questions.