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VETERINARY TECHNICIAN, LICENSED
License Description
JOB DESCRIPTION With appropriate supervision, a licensed veterinary technician (LVT) may perform various tasks delegated to the LVT by a Texas-licensed veterinarian. An LVT may also supervise tasks assigned to unlicensed employees of the Texas-licensed veterinarian. Texas-licensed LVTs may only perform supervised, assigned tasks on animals for which the Texas-licensed veterinarian has established a client-patient-veterinarian relationship. A licensed veterinary technician may also work in a teaching capacity at an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program, or as part of a government health program. LICENSE REQUIREMENTS * License is required if the individual wants to use the term “LVT� and perform various tasks set out in law and rule * Specialized education and training * Graduated from AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program Examination * Passing score on Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) prior to being eligible to apply for and take the State licensing examination * State examination for Licensed Veterinary Technician Possible Restrictions on Licensing * Fraud in obtaining license * Addiction to alcohol or drugs * Conviction of a felony * Violations of state, federal or any laws of the United States Approximate Fees * $50 State licensing examination * $35 Annual active license renewal fee * $25 Annual inactive license renewal fee EDUCATION/TRAINING * Graduated from AVMA-accredited college of veterinary technology * To maintain an “active� license, 10 hours of continuing education must be earned for annual license renewal
Licensing Agency
Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 3-810
Austin , TX 78704
(512) 305 7555
Active Status
Active
Continuing Education
Continuing education required
Criminal Record
No criminal record requirements
Education
Degree required
Exam
State exam required
Experience
No experience
License Type
Stand-alone license
License Updated
07/08/2019
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