Certified Veterinary Technicians

In order to become a Certified Veterinary Technician or CVT, two years of college at an AVMA-accredited veterinary technician college is required. After completing college, a CVT must take the Veterinary Technician National Exam to obtain veterinary technician certification. Continuing education is also required to maintain certification.

The duties of a CVT include but not limited to are:

  • taking blood, urine and other samples
  • placing IV catheters, fluids, etc.
  • performing lab procedures
  • administering anesthesia and other medications
  • monitoring anesthesia during surgery
  • post surgical care including pain monitoring
  • patient care
  • taking x-rays and assisting with ultrasounds, endoscopy, etc.
  • assisting the veterinarians in surgery
  • dentistry
  • maintaining and servicing veterinary equipment
  • keeping treatment records and supply inventories
  • client education

Veterinary practices are not required to have Certified Veterinary Technicians. Those practices that do not have CVTs use staff that are not formally trained to provide the patient care that you expect. Our hospital is proud to have five Certified Veterinary Technicians that are not only college trained and board certified, but have advanced training as dental technicians as well!

To learn more about our certified veterinary technicians, click on their picture below.