Get to Know FVTA

Florida Veterinary Technician

Improve, encourage and support the development of veterinary technicians by promoting professionalism, ethical behavior, education and public awareness.

Lead in the advancement and fellowship of veterinary technicians in the state of Florida.

The Florida Veterinary Technician Association (FVTA), established in 1975, is a non-profit association representing more than 1500 veterinarian technicians working in private practice, corporate America, government, industry, academia, and zoos.

  • Private Practice
  • Corporate America
  • Government
  • Academia & Zoos

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Attend a Meeting

Members are encouraged to attend meetings and engage in professional leadership.

Join Political Action Committee

We need members from around the state to join the FVTA PAC to raise awareness and the status of CVT’s.

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FVTA welcomes veterinary professionals interested in joining our statewide organization.

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Lead in the advancement and fellowship of veterinary technicians in the state of Florida.

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All technicians credentialed with FVTA are eligible for certification renewal.

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1. What is the difference between a veterinary technician and a veterinary assistant?

2.Why do I need to get certified?

3. What is a veterinary technician?

4. What does a Certified Veterinary Technician do?

In veterinary practices, veterinarians diagnose, prescribe, and perform surgery. Most other tasks are delegated to a certified veterinary technician. The duties of a Certified Veterinary Technician shall include:

  • Physical Examination
  • Obtaining and recording of information of cases
  • Client Education
  • Nursing of the Hospitalized Patient
  • Dietary Management of Patients
  • Administration of Medication and Vaccines
  • Laboratory Procedures (performing diagnostic tests, etc)
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Radiology and other imaging procedures
  • Anesthesiology
  • Surgical preparation and assisting
  • Application of Wound Dressings
  • Office/Hospital Management
  • Biomedical Research
  • Preparation of pharmacological and biological agents