Accreditation of AHT/VT Programs in Canada


When an AHT/VT teaching program pursues accreditation from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) or the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians (OAVT), a specific outline of  what an AHT/VT’s training requires. The accreditation programs objective for accreditation, is to standardise education programs, producing competent technicians for employment in the animal health field. Accreditation also evaluates facilities, resources and faculty. Teaching facilities are then required to renew their accreditation terms every three to five years to ensure that the AHT/VT program continues to meet the standards as set by the CVMA or OAVT.

It is recommended that you inquire to the AHT/VT association in the province where you will be working for more information on membership requirements regarding CVMA / OAVT accreditation. For example: CVMA accredited colleges in Ontario also have to be approved by the OAVT in order for their graduates to qualify to write the National Exam.

In order to facilitate AHT/VT movement across Canada/USA , CVMA and CAAHTT are currently in the process of pursuing recognition of CVMA accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) as at par.


To find more information on the AHT/VT Programs in Canada that are recognized by CAAHTT/ACTTSA as being CVMA and/or OAVT accredited:

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