Rhode Island Veterinary Technician Association 

       Connecting Technicians in the Ocean State

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.
Read Our Full By-Laws 

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
Join Today!

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 agreed to start with a poll that will be published via the RIVMA and RIVTA newsletters in the coming months, so keep an eye out to have your opinion heard!

The results of this poll with guide both organizations as we navigate RI legislature to better our professions and the veterinary medical community. 

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.

Read A History of Licensure
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