Licensed Veterinary Technicians Information


The LVT application is now available online at 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

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

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.

If an individual is currently an RVT in good standing with TVMA, but does not apply to the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners by August 31, 2014, they will not be grandfathered, but will have to go through the State Board exam process and meet the requirements set out in the rules the board recently adopted.

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

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, June 20, 2014, in Austin, Texas.

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 June 2014 Exam Candidates:

Results: State Exam Results will not be released until after August 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 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 website. If you have not received your results by the end of August, please call or email Andrea (Andy) Walker at


Friday, June 20, 2014 • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Testing Site:

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.


Verification was received today, in writing, from the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners 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, 2014, the State Board will allow such individuals to be grandfathered – even if the individual’s July/August VTNE score is not received until after the August 31st grandfathering deadline.

Please mail or fax your application to:
Attn: Director of Training & Certification
8104 Exchange Dr
Austin, TX 78754
ph. 512/452-4224 • fax 512/452-6633 



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