Technicians take on state medical boards

Technicians take on state medical boards

Dec 09, 2010
By staff

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:

  • Alabama
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • 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:

  • Iowa
  • Nebraska
  • Tennessee (Bonus: Board vice-president is an LVMT. Click here to read her story.)
  • Wisconsin

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.