Continuing Education & Upcoming Events


All On-line CE Accepted for 2020 ONLY
In response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, the Governor’s state of emergency orders and stay at home orders, the NCVMB will suspend the requirement that only 6 hours of CE may be obtained via online learning. Therefore, for the year 2020 ONLY, Registered Veterinary Technicians may obtain their CE completely online/virtually (both interactive and non-interactive) if necessary to complete their required hours. As a reminder, as part of the 12 hours of CE requirement, 2 hours must be dedicated to controlled substance CE per the STOP ACT. If conditions allow and the stay at home order is rescinded by the Governor, we still encourage members to attend in person CE if possible.

Does your facility have CE that it would like to offer to other technicians and assistants? Do you know of any CE opportunities in your area? How about RACE approved CE? What about any fun and exciting fundraising events? Email us at so we can get them posted!!


Please keep in mind to check with the NC Veterinary Medical Board for prior approval of any CE you are looking to attend in a different state. If the CE is local, make sure it was approved by the NC Veterinary Medical Board.

CE Requirements for Veterinary Technicians:

Continuing Education: Proof of twelve (12) hours required every two (2) years - Six (6) on-line hours of training will be accepted during each renewal, however, three (3) of those hours will need to be 'interactive'.

Beginning in 2020, renewals will require two (2) hours of CE on the 'abuse of controlled substances'. For technicians, CE needs to be obtained in 2018 or 2019 for the 2020/2021 renewal.


Monthly Webinars are available for members of NCAVT.


Rehabilitate Your Protocols: Rehab Tips for the General Practice

Heather Hopkinskon, RVT, VTS-EVN, CCRP

April 21, 2020 7:30pm

This lecture will discuss the use of rehabilitation techniques in general practice.

We will go over the whys, the whens, and the hows as well as home therapy plans and their benefits.

may 2020 WEBINAR

Basic Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Veterinary Technicians

Bobbie Aldridge, RVT

May 19th, 2020 7:30pm

This lecture will cover the beginnings of Chinese Veterinary Medicine that include Wu Xing (5 Element Theory), Yin Yang Theory (Theory of Opposites), and how Chinese Medicine is used in Veterinary Practice. We will discuss the 4 branches of Chinese Veterinary Medicine: Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Food Therapy, Tui Na. Case studies will be included as well as information about the Chinese Veterinary Medicine Technician Program at the Chi Institute.


Good Morning Sunshine: Anesthesia Recovery Best Practices

Heather Sidari, RVT, VTS-Anesthesia

June 17th, 2020 7:30pm

The recovery period of anesthesia is a crucial time in the anesthetic experience. Often overlooked, recovery complications can happen. In this lecture, we will discuss what we can do as a team to help prevent recovery complications and how to prepare for them. Common recovery ailments will be reviewed along with breed specifications.


Sink Your Teeth Into Home Dental Care

Dr. Lauren W Johnson

July 21st, 2020 7:30pm

This presentation will discuss the benefits of the different modalities of home dental care (tooth brushing, dental chews, water additives and dental diets), how to critically evaluate your product selections (including information on the VOHC seal), as well as tips for developing your hospital's home dental care program and increasing client compliance.


Note - Events Listed Below Are Not Sponsored BY NCAVT Unless Noted

Please check with the event host for further details about these opportunities

IVECCS - International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium

September 12-14 / Online

St. Louis, Missouri

NCVC - North Carolina Veterinary Conference

On Demand / Online

Raleigh, North Carolina

Our Address:

North Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians

P.O. Box 282

Cary, NC 27512




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