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About The NCAVT

NCAVT's Mission Statement

The North Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians advocates for appropriate recognition and utilization of credentialed veterinary technicians, invests in the future of veterinary medical technology, educates the public of the role of credentialed veterinary technicians, and represents the voice of Registered Veterinary Technicians in North Carolina.

Why Membership Matters & What NCAVT Does for You

  • Advocates for the appropriate recognition and utilization of all roles in the Veterinary community -  including RVTs, Assistants, Students, and Support Staff

  • Provides Continuing Education opportunities including Webinars and Conferences to meet renewal requirements and continued development

  • Invests in the future of Veterinary Medical Technology students by supporting student learning through scholarships

  • Supporting Community Outreach by informing the public about the roles of the whole Veterinary team

  • Annual Donations to non-profits in North Carolina in the animal welfare and veterinary fields nominated by NCAVT Members

  • Support of your fellow Technician by selecting a NC Veterinary Technician of the Year 

  • Publicized job opportunities for Registered Veterinary Technicians

  • Collaboration with the NCVMB and NAVTA to act as a voice for North Carolina's Technicians

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.​

Please Note: NCAVT does not oversee or grant licensure for Veterinary Technicians in North Carolina. For licensure information, please contact the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board (NCVMB) at

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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.

Membership Importance
& Benefits

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

  • Donate to non-profit animal organizations in North Carolina that many of you hold close to your heart

Career & Volunteer Opportunities
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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.

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