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Meet New CE Requirements at RVT Seminar -- or Live Webinar -- July 28-29

May 1, 2012

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The RVT is an essential member of the veterinary care team.

May 1, 2012

The annual "Back to School" Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Assistant CE Seminar takes place Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, 2012 at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, California. The event is presented by faculty and staff of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and the California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association (CaRVTA).

Participants may attend in person or join in live webinar options in two tracks.

The demands placed on today’s veterinary medical team for expert patient care have never been greater. Your procedures and techniques need to be updated frequently to keep up with the rapid changes in knowledge, materials, and technology occurring in veterinary medicine. Continuing veterinary medical education is a good source of the newest methods, materials, and procedures to enable you to deliver quality care worthy of your reputation and standards.

Sessions include information on such topics as managing feeding tubes, caring for the critically patient, nursing the patient with traumatic brain injury, resuscitation, handling post-operative complications, assessing nutritional needs, and understanding safety in radiation and chemotherapy. Additional topics in dentistry, ophthalmology and other specialties will be offered.

Download the complete brochure details here (pdf)

Participants may earn up to 16 hours of continuing education credit approved through UC Davis, including Alternate Route CE credits for future RVTs. RVT certification is more accessible than ever with “The Alternate Route.” Since 1994, unregistered veterinary assistants with three years of on-the-job training and 20 semester units, 30 quarter units, or 300 hours of specific continuing veterinary medical education, can apply for the RVT exam. Learn more about “The Alternate Route” from the California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association at

As of July 1, 2013, all RVTs will be required to complete 20 hours of continuing education during the 2 years prior to renewing their licenses. Courses completed at this conference can be applied toward meeting this new requirement.

The seminar also meets California Veterinary Medical Board radiation safety training requirements.

Individuals who register by June 22 can save money -- and are eligible for a chance to win a free registration.

Members of the California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association are encouraged to stop by the CaRVTA exhibit to receive a“special member gift.” Members and prospective members may also join the CaRVTA Board for its  Annual Membership Meeting 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28. Participants will also hear updates on association activities, meet with board members and network with other RVTs. Join the association online at

More upcoming events for veterinary technicians and veterinarians: Center for Continuing Professional Education