Registration

For successful registration to work as a veterinary technologist in Manitoba, you must be a graduate of a Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) or the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited program.


All veterinary technologists must be registered in the Province of Manitoba with the MVTA and the MVMA. It is important to note that an individual cannot use the title Veterinary Technologist (or a variation or abbreviation of the title) or engage in the practise of veterinary medicine (as defined through scope of practice) in Manitoba without registration in both associations.

Student Membership

  • Free to students enrolled in at Red River College’s Animal Health Technology Program.
  • Must transfer to Temporary or Active membership immediately once graduated, prior to being approved to write the national exam.
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International Technologists

Currently there is no process available to register Veterinary Technologists who graduated from a Veterinary Technologist program that is not accredited by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) or the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Temporary Membership

  • Must have graduated from a CVMA/AVMA accredited Animal Health Technology/Veterinary Technology program
  • Is pending the writing of; or confirmation of results of, the national exam as approved by the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA), currently the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB).
  • Requires:
    • Registration receipt from the MVMA
    • Copy of Diploma
    • Copy of VTNE receipt
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Active Membership

  • Must have graduated from a CVMA/AVMA accredited Animal Health Technology/Veterinary Technology program
  • Has passed the national exam as approved by the MVMA, currently the VTNE.
  • Be an active member transferring from another province with no break in membership or must have written the VTNE within 3 years.
  • Documents required:
    • Registration receipt from the MVMA
    • Diploma
    • Copy of VTNE passing letter from the AAVSB
    • Letter of Professional Standing from previous Provincial Association
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Membership Withdrawal Form

Request letter of professional standing for another province to inform MVTA that you will not be renewing your membership.

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