Registration in Manitoba

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 both the Manitoba Veterinary Technologists Association and the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association. The registration year runs from July 1 to June 30th.

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 practice of veterinary medicine (as defined through scope of practice) in Manitoba without registration in both associations.


Registration Renewals

If you are a current member of the MVTA or have had a membership with us within the past three years, you can renew your membership by clicking the link below. All late and lapsed fees apply after June 14th of every calendar year. If you are uncertain as to when you last registered, please contact our office and we will be able to assist you.

It is important to note that after three years of not maintaining your membership you will be required to write the national exam.

Renewing Your Membership

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 without a break in membership, a break no greater than 3 years or has written the VTNE in the last 3 years.
  • Documents required:
    • Registration receipt from the MVMA
    • Diploma
    • Copy of VTNE passing letter from the AAVSB
    • Letter of Professional Standing from Provincial Association
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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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Student Membership

  • Must be actively attending a CVMA/AVMA accredited Animal Health Technology/Veterinary Technology program
  • 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).


Membership Withdrawal Form

If you are moving or have decided to change career paths, we require you to complete a short survey which will also inform us to withdraw you from the Association. If you require a letter of Good Standing, please contact the MVMA.

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