Only 16 out of 50 states boast a credentialed technician on their veterinary medical boards. What’s more, only 12 of those states reserve a seat—or two—for technicians. While California’s new law will bump up the numbers to 17 and 13 respectively, veterinary technicians still have a long way to go to represent themselves “across the boards.”
Here’s the breakdown on technician board members.
States that require a credentialed technician:
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
States that require two credentialed technicians:
- Delaware (Bonus: Board president is an RVT.)
- New York
States that don’t require but still have a technician on board:
- Tennessee (Bonus: Board vice-president is an LVMT. Click here to read her story.)
Looking to get on board? Click here to locate your state veterinary medical board and get information on how you can become more involved—either as a member or an advocate.