ASVT Licensure Requirements

As of March 1 2014, upon graduation from the Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology (ASVT) program, students must pass the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) and the California Registered Veterinary Technician Examination and apply to the California Veterinary Medical Board to receive a California veterinary technician license and thus become eligible for employment as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT).  The VTNE is given three times per year and is administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB).  The California Registered Veterinary Technician Examination will be administered by the California Veterinary Medical Board, and is offered on a continuous schedule (refer to www.vmb.ca.gov for details).