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
- Academia & Zoos
How can I help
Members are encouraged to attend meetings and engage in professional leadership.
We need members from around the state to join the FVTA PAC to raise awareness and the status of CVT’s.
1. What is the difference between a veterinary technician and a veterinary assistant?
A technician is a person who has completed a two-year program of study and obtained an Associate in Science Degree. An assistant is primarily responsible for clerical duties, restraint, and assisting the technician.
2.Why do I need to get certified?
Certified Veterinary Technicians have an educational and employability advantage as they have successfully passed the rigorous Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). Certified Veterinary Technicians acknowledge the professional leadership of this profession, increase awareness and raise the status of the Accredited Veterinary Technician.
3. What is a veterinary technician?
A veterinary technician is similar to a registered nurse for animals. A technician provides assistance to veterinarians in primary animal care, in radiology, anesthesia, nursing, and laboratory. Technicians also assist veterinarians with client education, sales, and marketing.
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
- Surgical preparation and assisting
- Application of Wound Dressings
- Office/Hospital Management
- Biomedical Research
- Preparation of pharmacological and biological agents