Supporting the Veterinary Technician Profession
A Brief History of NCAVT
The North Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians (NCAVT) began as a small group of dedicated veterinary medical technicians in the Wake County area in the early 1980s. The number of members grew to 62 in 1987 and became the North Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians.
In 1992-93, officers of the NCAVT were instrumental in helping Bill 747 pass in the NC General Assembly. The bill essentially kept the North Carolina Veterinary Practice Act from becoming open to individuals who had not graduated from an AVMA accredited program of veterinary medical technology and successfully completed the National Veterinary Technician Exam and State Boards.
In 2010, the NCAVT Board of Directors assisted with the NC Rabies Law Amendment, which allows Registered Veterinary Technicians to administer the rabies vaccine under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian.
After much determination, dedication, and support from its members, NCAVT became a non-profit organization in 2014.
What NCAVT Does for Technician's in North Carolina
Advocates for the appropriate recognition and utilization of all roles in the Veterinary community- including RVTs, Assistants, students, and support staff
Supports the CE requirements of RVT's by offering Continuing Education opportunities
Invests in the future of VMT students by supporting student learning through scholarships
Continues their involvement in outreach by informing the public about the roles of the whole Veterinary team
Works alongside the NCVMB and NAVTA to act as a voice for North Carolina's Technicians
Veterinary Technician's Oath
I solemnly dedicate myself
to aiding animals and society
by providing excellent care
and services for animals,
by alleviating animal suffering,
and by promoting public health.
I accept my obligations to practice
my profession conscientiously
and with sensitivity, adhering to
the profession's Code of Ethics,
and furthering my knowledge
and competence through a
commitment of lifelong learning.
With your membership you will receive:
A discount to both our Spring and Fall Conferences
A NAVTA membership discount
NCAVT Newsletter access
In addition, your membership allows us to:
Maintain this networking website
Provide affordable continuing education
Award scholarships to deserving future RVT's attending North Carolina AVMA accredited schools
Help donate to other non-profit animal groups in this state that many of you hold close to your heart
Career & Volunteer Opportunities
If you know of any volunteer opportunities for Veterinary Technician's or Veterinary Technology Students, please reach out to us.
If you are an employer that has openings for Veterinary Technicians - please visit our Career Opportunities section to post your listing.