New Member Application

Join the Massachusetts Veterinary Technician Association!

Interested in joining the MVTA? We would love to have you! The MVTA offers a variety of membership options.

The certification pathways available for new members can be a little confusing. Read the what is required below and contact us if you have any questions.

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Full membership - New Member (New CVT)

This membership type is open to those that have taken and passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). And meet one of the following additional requirements:

  • degree from a program in veterinary technology accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). School transcript is required to be submitted and must contain your name, the schools name, and list your degree. Please note; you are required to upload a copy of your official transcript to submit your application. Scan your transcript, save it to your computer to upload in your application.

  • degree from a program in veterinary technology which is not accredited by the AVMA or a bachelors degree in animal sciences and (1) one year full time (minimum of 1500 hours) practical experience as a veterinary technician. School transcript is required to be submitted and must contain your name, the schools name, and list your degree.

  • associate degree in animal sciences and (3) three years full time (minimum of 4500 hours) practical experience as a veterinary technician. School transcript is required to be submitted and must contain your name, the schools name, and list your degree. Highlight the courses you intend to use towards your certification application. Work experience must be documented using the Verification of Practical Experience Form.

  • employed (5) five years full time (minimum of 7500 hours) as a veterinary technician plus (18) eighteen semester hours (college credits) in animal sciences.School transcript is required to be submitted and must contain your name, the schools name, and list your degree. Highlight the courses you intend to use towards your certification application. Work experience must be documented using the Verification of Practical Experience Form.

  • employed (8) eight years full time (minimum of 12000 hours) as a veterinary technician. Work experience must be documented using the Verification of Practical Experience Form.

Use the link below to apply for new membership as a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) in the state of Massachusetts.

New certification application- $65

 

Full membership - CVT via reciprocity

Veterinary technicians credentialed in a state other than Massachusetts applying for certification by the MVTA via reciprocity.

Both of the following are required to be submitted at the time of application for certification with the MVTA via reciprocity.

  • A copy of current license/registration/certification from the current state of license/registration/certification.
  • A copy of the requirements for licensure/registration/certification from current state of license/registration/certification.*

*The MVTA will review the requirements for certification of the state that the applicant is currently licensed/registered/certified. These requirements must meet or exceed the requirements for certification through the MVTA in order for the transfer of certification to occur.

Certification via reciprocity application

 

Full membership) renewal - $35 

Student membership

Applies to student currently enrolled in a formal training program for veterinary technicians recognized by the Executive Committee. Use the link below to apply.

Student membership - free

 

Associate membership

Don't qualify for certification with the MVTA? No problem, if you are a veterinary professional we would still love to have you join! Associate member ship applies to non-CVT members, technicians credentialed in another state, veterinary assistants, veterinarians, office staff, etc. Use the link below to apply for or renew associate membership.

Associate membership-- $25

 

All memberships run from January 1st to December 31st

 
What You Need to Know to Renew Your Certification

Already a CVT Full Member of the MVTA but haven't yet renewed your certification?

If your certification expired December 31, 2016

  • Check your email and use the link in the email notification to renew your membership.
  • If you did not have the renewal notification, please email treasurer@massvta.org and a link will be emailed to you


If your certification expired December 31. 2015 or before