Accreditation Policies and Procedures of the AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)

January 2015

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NEW FOR CVTEA. Beginning in calendar year 2016, the cumulative number of all site visits in a 12-month period shall not exceed 50 so all requests may not be met in a given year. The CVTEA may in its sole discretion and for good cause shown give consideration to exceed the maximum number of site visits. Currently accredited programs will be given priority in scheduling.

Table of Contents

  Glossary of Acronyms
 
I. AVMA Policy on Veterinary Technology
 
II. Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)
 
III. CVTEA Roster
 
IV. Accreditation Standards and Guidelines for Interpretation
 
V. Classification of Accreditation
 
VI. Standard Operating Procedure for Accreditation of Programs Educating Veterinary Technicians
 
VII. Standard Protocol for Handling Complaints Directed at a Veterinary Technology Program
 
VIII. Recommendation Categories
 
IX. Procedures for Appeal of Adverse Decisions on Accreditation
 
X. Special Site Visit
 
XI. Quality Assurance
 
  Appendices
 
  Appendix A
  Statement on Safety
 
  Appendix B
  Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Veterinary Technology Teaching Programs
 
  Appendix C
  Guidelines for Off-campus Clinical Instruction
 
  Appendix D
  Guidelines for Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology Degree
 
  Appendix E
  Application for Accreditation
 
  Appendix F
  Self-study Submission Guidelines
 
  Appendix G
  Self-study Report
 
  Appendix H
  Equipment and Instructional Resources List
 
  Appendix I
  Veterinary Technology Student Essential and Recommended Skills List
 
  Appendix J
  Annual/Biennial/Interim Reports
 
  Appendix K
  CVTEA Substantive Change Report Form (PDF)