Rhode Island Veterinary Technician Association 

       Connecting Technicians in the Ocean State


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 Our Mission:

The Rhode Island Veterinary Technician Association, a non-profit organization, aims to advance and elevate the veterinary technology profession through education, advocacy, and collaboration. Committed to the well-being of animals and the enhancement of veterinary healthcare, our association strives to empower veterinary technicians with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide exceptional care while preserving the human-animal bond.

Our Purpose & Objectives:

  1. To promote the professional and educational advancement of Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary support staff.
  2. To enhance the knowledge and skills of the Veterinary Technician and the Veterinary Support Staff through continuing education programs and sponsored seminars.
  3. To promote the interests of Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Support Staff through state, provincial and federal legislation.
  4. To promote and maintain the professional image and high ethical standards of the Veterinary Technician and the Veterinary Profession.
  5. To promote the rights and privileges of Veterinary Technicians.
  6. To promote progressive and humane medical care for all creatures.
  7. To promote and maintain a cooperative professional relationship with the veterinary medical profession.
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The Benefits of Membership

  • Participate in the RIVTA community, aka RIVTA Social media
  • Register and pay for the annual RIVTA Symposium online
  • Choose if you want to participate in directory of RIVTA members
  • Participate in community polls on speaker topic ideas, state legislature, and other topics
  • Post available jobs or your resume on our job board FOR FREE!!! 
  • Access the community calendar to see local events such as pet portraits, support group meetings, and continuing education (CE) opportunities
  • Certified Members: View and print your CVT Certificate
  • Upload Continuing Education credits to your profile
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RIVTA wants to update RI Veterinary Practice Act! 

RIVTA is working in partnership with the RI Veterinary Medical Association (RIVMA) to assess the wants of the Veterinary Community in RI in regards to the credentialing of veterinary technicians. Both organizations have come together to form the RIVMA/RIVTA Committee on Veterinary Technician Advancement and Utilization.  The Committee formulated and distributed a survey to RIVMA and RIVTA members in September of 2023, and will meet soon to discuss the results and next steps.

Keep an eye on the RIVTA Newsletter for updates. Until then, check out A History of Licensure, written by Nicholas Raimondi, CVT, to better understand why establishing better guidelines will help our patients and profession, learn more about title protection on the Vet Tech Colleges Blog. 

Read A History of Licensure
 What is Title Protection?