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

July 2013

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Table of Contents

  Glossary of Acronyms
I. AVMA Policy on Veterinary Technology
II. Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)
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
  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)