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How do I become a Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT)?
1. I am interested in the RVT profession, where do I find information on becoming one?
There are several accredited programs available in BC. Once you have successfully completed a CVMA accredited program and the VTNE, then you can apply to our association using the New Member Registration status form.
BC recognized programs:
- AHT Program – Thompson Rivers University www.tru.ca/schs/aht/diploma/index.html
- AHT Program Distance Education – Thompson Rivers University www.tru.ca/science/programs/aht/disted.html
- VT Program – Douglas CollegeDouglas College Vet Tech Program
- For other programs located outside of BC, can be found here: http://beta.rvttcanada.ca/become-a-rvt/
2. I am a student in North America and wish to advance my status from student to RVT, how do I go about this?
3. I AM A RVT IN NORTH AMERICA AND LOOKING TO MOVE TO BC, HOW DO I TRANSFER MY STATUS?
If you are a RVT in North America wishing to move to BC, you can transfer your status. To do this a Letter of Professional standing must be sent from your existing association to the BCVTA stating you are a member in good standing along with a completed New Member Registration Form. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
4. I RESIDE OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA AND AM A RVT OR VETERINARIAN SEEKING TO MOVE/WORK IN BC AS A RVT, HOW DO I GET RVT STATUS IN BC?
The BCVTA uses a third party, International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS http://www.icascanada.ca/applicants/forms.aspx) to evaluate VT or veterinarians trained outside of North America. Application forms for ICAS can be found here: BCVTA BC Application Form (1) Please contact ICAS directly if you have any further questions regarding the application process.
5. THE PROVINCE/STATE THAT I RESIDE IN DOES NOT HAVE THEIR OWN ASSOCIATION SO I WISH TO BE A NON-RESIDENT MEMBER OF THE BCVTA, HOW DO I APPLY?
If the province/state that you reside in does not have their own membership, but you wish to keep your VT status up to date you can register for the Non-Resident Member status. As a non-resident member, you submit CE credits under the same restrictions as a RVT using the on line CE form and you have access to the members only section and the message board. You do not have voting rights. To apply for Non-Resident Membership Status please see the Non-Resident Membership section.