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

March 2018

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NOTE FOR SITE VISITS FOR CVTEA. 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)
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. Deficiency and 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/Terminal Reports

Appendix K

      CVTEA Substantive Change Report Form