Accreditation policies and procedures of the AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)

Last update: January 2024

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Table of Contents

Glossary of Acronyms

  1. AVMA Policy on Veterinary Technology
  2. Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)
  3. CVTEA Conflict of Interest Policy
  4. CVTEA Roster
  5. AVMA Staff Roster
  6. Accreditation Standards
  7. Classification of Accreditation
  8. Standard Operating Procedure for Accreditation of Programs Educating Veterinary Technicians
  9. Standard Protocol for Handling Complaints Directed at a Veterinary Technology Program
  10. Deficiency & Recommendation Categories
  11. Procedures for Appeal of Adverse Decisions on Accreditation
  12. Procedure for Request for Reconsideration of Probationary Accreditation
  13. Special Site Visit
  14. Quality Assurance 

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Appendix A
Statement on Safety
     Rabies Supplement - Comprehensive Rabies Mitigation Plan

Appendix B
Use of Animals in Veterinary Technology Teaching Programs

Appendix C
Guidelines for Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology Degree

Appendix D
Emergency Conditions Policy

Appendix E
Self-Study Submission Requirements, Documents, and Comprehensive Verification Materials

Appendix F
Equipment and Instructional Resources List

Appendix G
Veterinary Technology Student Essential and Recommended Skills List

Appendix H
Accreditation Standards Guidelines for Interpretation