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Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Last updated September 15, 2021

Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at Missouri Veterinary Technician Association (“Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

When you visit our website http://movta.org, and use our services, you trust us with your personal information. We take your privacy very seriously. In this privacy policy, we seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we collect, how we use it and what rights you have in relation to it. We hope you take some time to read through it carefully, as it is important. If there are any terms in this privacy policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Sites and our services.

This privacy policy applies to all information collected through our website (such as http://movta.org), and/or any related services, sales, marketing or events (we refer to them collectively in this privacy policy as the "Services").

Please read this privacy policy carefully as it will help you make informed decisions about sharing your personal information with us.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

2. HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?

3. WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?

4. DO WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES?

5. DO WE USE GOOGLE MAPS?

6. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?

7. HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?

8. DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM MINORS?

9. WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?

10. CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES

11. DO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS HAVE SPECIFIC PRIVACY RIGHTS?

12. DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS POLICY?

13. HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS POLICY?

1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

Personal information you disclose to us

In Short:  We collect personal information that you provide to us.

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when registering at the Services expressing an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and services, when participating in activities on the Services or otherwise contacting us.

The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Services, the choices you make and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect can include the following:

Publicly Available Personal Information. We collect first name, maiden name, last name, and nickname; current and former address; phone numbers; email addresses; business email; business phone number; social media; and other similar data. 

Personal Information Provided by You. We collect CV and other job application data such as background checks; work performance, salary, bonuses, and disciplinary actions; and other similar data.

Payment Data. We collect data necessary to process your payment if you make purchases, such as your payment instrument number (such as a credit card number), and the security code associated with your payment instrument. All payment data is stored by SquareUP. You may find their privacy policy link(s) here: https://squareup.com/help/us/en/article/3796-privacy-and-security.

All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.


Information automatically collected

In Short:   Some information — such as IP address and/or browser and device characteristics — is collected automatically when you visit our Services.

We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate the Services. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Services and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Services, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies.

2. HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?

In Short:  We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent.

We use personal information collected via our Services for a variety of business purposes described below. We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations. We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below.

We use the information we collect or receive:

  • To facilitate account creation and logon process. If you choose to link your account with us to a third party account (such as your Google or Facebook account), we use the information you allowed us to collect from those third parties to facilitate account creation and logon process for the performance of the contract.

  • To send administrative information to you. We may use your personal information to send you product, service and new feature information and/or information about changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.

  • Fulfill and manage your orders. We may use your information to fulfill and manage your orders, payments, returns, and exchanges made through the Services.

  • Administer prize draws and competitions. We may use your information to administer prize draws and competitions when you elect to participate in competitions.

  • Request Feedback. We may use your information to request feedback and to contact you about your use of our Services.

  • To protect our Services. We may use your information as part of our efforts to keep our Services safe and secure (for example, for fraud monitoring and prevention).

  • To enforce our terms, conditions and policies for Business Purposes, Legal Reasons and Contractual.

  • To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.

  • To manage user accounts. We may use your information for the purposes of managing our account and keeping it in working order.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • To deliver services to the user. We may use your information to provide you with the requested service.

  • To respond to user inquiries/offer support to users. We may use your information to respond to your inquiries and solve any potential issues you might have with the use of our Services.

  • For other Business Purposes. We may use your information for other Business Purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Services, products, marketing and your experience. We may use and store this information in aggregated and anonymized form so that it is not associated with individual end users and does not include personal information. We will not use identifiable personal information without your consent.

3. WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?

In Short:  We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations.

We may process or share data based on the following legal basis:
  • Consent: We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information in a specific purpose.

  • Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.

  • Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the terms of our contract.

  • Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).

  • Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations:

  • Vendors, Consultants and Other Third-Party Service Providers. We may share your data with third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work. Examples include: payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service and marketing efforts. We may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on the Services, which will enable them to collect data about how you interact with the Services over time. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. Unless described in this Policy, we do not share, sell, rent or trade any of your information with third parties for their promotional purposes.

  • Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.

  • Third-Party Advertisers. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Services. These companies may use information about your visits to our Website(s) and other websites that are contained in web cookies and other tracking technologies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
4. DO WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES?

In Short:  We may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect and store your information.

We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies (like web beacons and pixels) to access or store information. Specific information about how we use such technologies and how you can refuse certain cookies is set out in our Cookie Policy.

5. DO WE USE GOOGLE MAPS?

In Short:  Yes, we use Google Maps for the purpose of providing better service.

This website, mobile application, or Facebook application uses Google Maps APIs. You may find the Google Maps APIs Terms of Service here. To better understand Google’s Privacy Policy, please refer to this link.

By using our Maps API Implementation, you agree to be bound by Google’s Terms of Service.

6. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?

In Short:  We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy unless otherwise required by law.

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). No purpose in this policy will require us keeping your personal information for longer than the period of time in which users have an account with us.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

7. HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?

In Short:  We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures.

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, please also remember that we cannot guarantee that the internet itself is 100% secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Services is at your own risk. You should only access the services within a secure environment.

8. DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM MINORS?

In Short:  We do not knowingly collect data from or market to children under 18 years of age.

We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using the Services, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the Services. If we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 18, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

9. WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?

In Short:  You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.

If you are resident in the European Economic Area and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.

If you have questions or comments about your privacy rights, you may email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Account Information

If you would at any time like to review or change the information in your account or terminate your account, you can:

    ■  Log into your account settings and update your user account.

Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases. However, some information may be retained in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and/or comply with legal requirements.

Cookies and similar technologies: Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Services. To opt-out of interest-based advertising by advertisers on our Services visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

Opting out of email marketing: You can unsubscribe from our marketing email list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send or by contacting us using the details provided below. You will then be removed from the marketing email list – however, we will still need to send you service-related emails that are necessary for the administration and use of your account. To otherwise opt-out, you may:

    ■  Access your account settings and update preferences.

    ■  Contact us using the contact information provided.

10. CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this privacy policy.

11. DO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS HAVE SPECIFIC PRIVACY RIGHTS?

In Short:  Yes, if you are a resident of California, you are granted specific rights regarding access to your personal information.

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.

If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Services, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Services. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Services, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.

12. DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS POLICY?

In Short:  Yes, we will update this policy as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws.

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy policy, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy policy frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

13. HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS POLICY?

If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HOW CAN YOU REVIEW, UPDATE, OR DELETE THE DATA WE COLLECT FROM YOU?

Based on the laws of some countries, you may have the right to request access to the personal information we collect from you, change that information, or delete it in some circumstances. To request to review, update, or delete your personal information, please submit a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will respond to your request within 30 days.

Veterinary Technician Utilization for Veterinary Practices

This article is pending review by the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association and should be used as a reference only.

A 2007 survey conducted by AVMA indicated that a properly utilized RVT, on average, would increase a veterinarian's gross revenue by a staggering $93,311. Adjusted for inflation, that number jumps to $133,350.10 in 2022.

How can you snag a piece of that pie? By utilizing your RVTs to their fullest.

Find below a list of guidelines for veterinary technician duties and skills and the corresponding legal level of supervision this task would fall under, along with some recommendations on changes you can make in your clinic to increase utilization.

  • Duties of the Supervising Veterinarian

    1. The supervising veterinarian shall be responsible for determining the competency of the veterinary technician, veterinary medical candidate, temporary licensee, provisional licensees, veterinary medical preceptee or unregistered assistant to perform delegated animal health care tasks;
    2. The supervising veterinarian of a veterinary technician, veterinary medical candidate, temporary licensee, provisional licensees, veterinary medical preceptee or unregistered assistant shall make all decisions relating to the diagnosis, treatment, management and future disposition of the animal patient; and
    3. The supervising veterinarian shall have examined the animal patient prior to the delegation of any animal health care task to either a veterinary technician, veterinary medical candidate, temporary licensee, provisional licensees, veterinary medical preceptee or an unregistered assistant. The examination of the animal patient shall be conducted at such time as good veterinary medical practice requires consistent with the particular delegated animal health care task.
  • Levels of Supervision

    1. Immediate Supervision

      1. Definition
        1. The licensed veterinarian is in the immediate area and within audible and visual range of animal patient and the person treating the patient
      2. Recommended Duties
        1. Anesthetic induction *
        2. Surgical assistance
    2. Direct Supervision

      1. Definition
        1. The licensed veterinarian is on the premises where the animal is being treated and is quickly and easily available and the animal has been examined by a licensed veterinarian at such times as acceptable veterinary medical practice requires consistent with the particular delegated animal health care task
      2. Recommended Duties
        1. Application of casts and splints
        2. Placement of indwelling intravenous catheters
        3. Anesthetic monitoring *
        4. Euthanasia *
        5. Routine dental prophylaxis *
        6. Administer vaccinations (except rabies) *
        7. Treatment not at facility *
        8. General anesthesia and sedation, maintenance and recovery.
        9. Endotracheal intubation
        10. Regional anesthesia, including paravertebral blocks, epidurals, and local blocks
        11. Collection, preparation, administration of blood or blood components for transfusion purposes
        12. Placement of, including but not limited to, gastric, nasogastric, nasoesophageal, chest, and abdominal tubes
        13. Ear flushing with pressure or suction
        14. Fluid aspiration from a body cavity or organ (i.e. cystocentesis)
        15. Suturing an existing surgical skin incision, or
        16. Suturing a gingival incision
        17. Placement of epidural, osseous, and nasal catheters
        18. Administration of chemotherapy
        19. Administration of radiation therapy
    3. Indirect Supervision

      1. Definition
        1. The licensed veterinarian need not be on the premises but has given either written or oral instructions for the treatment of the animal patient or treatment protocol has been established and the animal has been examined by a license veterinarian at such times as acceptable veterinary medical practice requires consistent with the particular delegated health care task; provided that the patient is not in a surgical plane of anesthesia and the licensed veterinarian is available for consultation on at least a daily basis
      2. Recommended Duties
        1. Treatment at facility
        2. Administration, preparation, and application of treatments, including but not limited to, drugs, medications, controlled substances, enemas, biological and immunological agents, unless prohibited by government regulations (i.e. rabies)
        3. Intravenous and intra-arterial catheterizations
        4. Imaging including, but not limited to, radiography, ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imagine, and fluoroscopy and the administration of radio-opaque agents/materials.
        5. Collection of blood except when in conflict with government regulations (i.e. Coggins)
        6. Collection and preparation of cellular, or microbiological samples by skin scrapings, impressions, or other non-surgical methods except when in conflict with government regulations
        7. Collection of urine by free catch, expression, catheterization (unobstructed) and insertion of an indwelling urinary catheter
        8. Monitoring including, but not limited to, EKG, blood pressure, and blood oxygen saturation
        9. Clinical laboratory test procedures
        10. Handling and disposal of biohazardous waste materials
        11. Implantation of a subcutaneous identification chip
        12. Laser therapy
        13. Animal Rehabilitation Therapies
        14. Ocular tonometry, schirmer tear test, and fluorescein stain application
        15. Suture removal
  • Implementation

    1. Technician only appointments

      1. Vaccine boosters
      2. Nutritional consults
      3. Behavioral consults
      4. Oral health assessments
      5. Bandage/splint changes
      6. Euthanasias
      7. Demonstrations
        1. Medication administration
          1. Insulin
          2. Oral, topical, injectable medication
          3. SQ fluid
      8. Maintenance grooming training/demonstration
        1. Nail trims
        2. Sani-trims
        3. Express anal glands
        4. Ear cleaning
        5. Bathing
        6. Dematting
        7. Toothbrushing
        8. Application of soft paws, pawfriction, etc
      9. Admit/Discharge patients for hospitalization
      10. Microchip implantation
      11. Medication/Treatment Administration
        1. Medications
        2. Medicated baths
        3. Subcutaneous fluids
      12. Previously Ordered Sample collection
        1. Blood, urine, feces
      13. Previously Ordered Diagnostics
        1. Radiographs
      14. Recheck appointments and sample collection as directed by DVM
        1. Suture removal
      15. Physical therapy
        1. Therapeutic laser
        2. ROM exercises
        3. Other therapy exercises as directed by DVM
      16. Happy "desensitizing your pet to the vet" visits
      17. Exotic / Mixed animal practices
        1. Diet & husbandry consultations
        2. Wing trims

* This duty may not be performed by an unregistered assistant at this level of supervision, if at all. Please see the "levels of supervision" chart below.

Resources

Saturday, 15 February 2020 22:30

Veterinary Technician Oath

Veterinary Technician Oath

VT caduceus"I solemnly dedicate myself to aiding animals and society by providing excellent care and services for animals, by alleviating animal suffering, and by promoting public health.

I accept my obligations to practice my profession conscientiously and with sensitivity, adhering to the profession's Code of Ethics, and furthering my knowledge and competence through a commitment to lifelong learning."

Monday, 03 February 2020 00:03

District Representatives

District Representatives

Introduced in 2020, district representatives are the line of communication between technicians in different areas of the state and MOVTA. Their duties include keeping technicians in their districts informed of MOVTA news and updates, as well as local CE, job opportunities, or any other pertinent activities or news on a local level.

View current district representatives | View open seats

mo countiesNorthwest:

Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Daviess, De Kalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, and Worth counties;

Northeast:

Adair, Audrain, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, and Sullivan counties;

Greater Kansas City:

Bates, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte, and Ray counties;

Central:

Benton, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Heny, Howard, Johnson, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Montgomery, Morgan, Osage, Pettis, Phelps, Pulaski, Saline, and Washington counties;

Greater St. Louis:

Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis counties, St. Louis City, and Warren counties;

Southwest:

Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, Howell, Hickory, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Polk, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster, and Wright counties;

Southeast:

Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dent, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Reynolds, Perry, Ripley, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne counties;

Friday, 24 January 2020 10:56

Spring Conference

MOVTA's Spring Conference

Stay tuned for 2022 updates!

If you are a current member, please visit your profile to register for the conference.

For conference registration without membership, please register here.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 13:21

Veterinary Specialty Services, Manchester

Veterinary Specialty Services
1021 Howard George Dr
Manchester, MO 63021
http://www.vssstl.com/

Job Summary

Veterinary Specialty Services provides advanced specialized care for animals, collaborating with veterinarians throughout the St. Louis area, and beyond. We are a 24-hour specialty and emergency hospital committed to providing excellent, advanced care. Our state-of-the-art facility is fully equipped with advanced diagnostic equipment. We are looking to add talented experienced veterinary technicians to our team. We have both full time and part time openings available at our main location in Manchester, MO.

Responsibilities and Duties

Our ICU/ER specialty technicians work four 10 hour shifts per week. We are currently hiring for our 2:00pm - 12:00am shift (shift differential applies for weekend shifts). We offer a consistent set schedule each week and the flexibility to trade shifts.

Responsibilities - include but are not limited to:

  • Provide nursing care to critically ill hospitalized patients in conjunction with specialty and emergency veterinarians. Triage patients presenting on emergency, assist with diagnostics and treatments of emergency patients.
  • Provide restraint of patients to assist with exams and patient care
  • Obtain blood samples, place IV catheters, set up and continuous care for critical hospitalized patients.
  • Post-op patient recovery monitoring
  • Observe patients and recognize subtle changes in status
  • Perform physical exams on veterinary patients including obtaining vitals (TPRs, CRTs etc.)
  • Properly perform medical treatments on hospitalized patients including administering PO, IM, Sub Q and IV medications
  • Check in a clients after hours, enter charges, process payments, retrieve previous medical history
  • Perform drug calculations including CRI calculations and calculate fluid rates.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Two years of previous veterinary technician experience
  • Experience at a Specialty Veterinary Hospital or Emergency Hospital is preferred.
  • Completion of an accredited Veterinary Technology Program and current RVT license is preferred.
  • Highly motivated, team players, with a positive attitude. Additionally, you must be able to work efficiently, with an emphasis on multi-tasking and prioritization, and be able to thrive in a fast paced environment.

Compensation is based on experience and skill level.

Opportunities for Advancement:

There are multiple opportunities for advancement to different veterinary technician and leadership roles throughout the hospital as you gain knowledge and look to advance your career. We work hard to provide employee development, additional education and support for our team.

Experience: Veterinary Technician: 1 year (Preferred)

Education: Associate (Preferred)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Other types of insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Gym memberships or discounts
  • Employee discounts
  • Flexible schedules
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules
  • Others

Overtime often available: Yes

Sunday, 10 February 2019 20:00

Veterinary Technology Programs

Veterinary Technology Programs

Missouri Programs

Crowder College

601 LaClede Avenue
Neosho, MO 64850
417-455-5772
Shawna Estep, RVT Director
Associate of Applied Science
FULL ACCREDITATION

Jefferson College

1000 Viking Dr.
Hillsboro, MO 63050
636-942-3000
Dana Nevois, RVT Director
Associate of Applied Science
FULL ACCREDITATION

Maple Woods Community College

2601 NE Barry Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64156
816-604-3235
Chris Morrow, DVM Director
Associate of Applied Science
FULL ACCREDITATION

Midwest Institute

2 Soccer Park Rd.
Fenton, MO 63026
800-695-5550
Jeffery Vemmer DVM, Director
Associate of Occupational Science
FULL ACCREDITATION

Moberly Area Community College

2900 Doreli Ln.
Mexico, MO 65265
573-582-0817
Stephanie Gilliam, RVT, MS, CCRP, VTS (Neurology), Director

 

Online/Distance Learning

Please use this list as a reference only; for the most up-to-date information, please visit CVTEA's Website.

Ashworth College

Veterinary Technology Distance Education Program
6625 The Corners Parkway
Norcross, GA 30092
800-957-5412
Megan Leonard, CVT Director
Associate of Applied Science
INITIAL ACCREDITATION

Cedar Valley College

Veterinary Technology Distance Education Program
3030 N. Dallas Ave.
Lancaster, TX 75134
972-860-8267
Associate in Applied Science
Kelly Alan Black, DVM Director
FULL ACCREDITATION

Colby Community College

Veterinary Technology Distance Learning Program
1255 S. Range Ave
Colby, KS 67701
785-462-3984
Jennifer Martin, DVM, Director
Associate of Applied Science
INITIAL ACCREDITATION

Jefferson State Community College

Veterinary Technology Distance Education Program
2601 Carson Road
Birmingham, AL 35215-3098
205-856-8519
Jodi Turner Bloch, DVM Director
Associate in Applied Science
FULL ACCREDITATION

Medaille College-Online

Veterinary Technology Program
18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
800-292-1582
Renee Bugenhagen, DVM Director
Associate of Applied Science
INITIAL ACCREDITATION

Northern Virginia Community College

1000 Harry Flood Byrd Hwy.
Sterling, VA 20164-8699
703-450-2525
Associate in Applied Science
Mary Aller, DVM Director
FULL ACCREDITATION

Penn Foster College

Veterinary Technician Distance Education Program
14300 N. Northsight Blvd, Suite 125
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
800-275-4410
Megan Leonard, CVT Director
Associate in Science
Bachelor of Applied Science
FULL ACCREDITATION

Purdue University

School of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Nursing Distance Education Program
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765-496-6579
Associate of Applied Science
Bianca Zenor, DVM Director
PROBATIONARY ACCREDITATION

St. Petersburg College

Veterinary Nursing Distance Education Program
12376 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774
727-341-3652
Tricia Gorham, CVT Director
Associate in Science
Bachelor of Applied Science
FULL ACCREDITATION

San Juan College

Veterinary Technology Distance Education Program
4601 College Blvd.
Farmington, NM 87402
505-566-3182
David Wright, DVM Director
Associate of Applied Science
FULL ACCREDITATION

Sunday, 06 January 2019 16:11

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Operation: Sterile Feral

Operation Sterile Feral is a joint partnership between the Pet Adoption Center, Metro Animal of St. Louis, All Paws Rescue, and dedicated volunteers that provides low-cost spay and neuter services for feral and barn cats. For a $20 fee, each cat is vaccinated for rabies, treated for parasites and altered so that they cannot continue breeding. After the process, the cat is returned to its original environment, where a caretaker agrees to take responsibility for the animal’s welfare.

OSF is always in need of volunteers from all levels of experience within veterinary medicine. Clinics are typically held on the third Sunday of each month (except on holidays).

Contact: Katie Willis, RVT
St. Charles County Government — Department of Public Health
4850 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376
636-949-7366 (Office) | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/OperationSterileFeral/


Missouri Volunteer Veterinary Corps

The Missouri Volunteer Veterinary Corps (MOVVC; “The Corps”) is a project of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association. The Corps is made up of Missouri veterinarians, animal health technicians, and veterinary students who have volunteered to
respond to animal emergencies. The Emergency Management and Public Health Committee (EM and PH) of the MVMA will coordinate activities of The Corps and provide members with emergency notices and educational materials. The Corps will report its activities to the Executive Board of the MVMA through the EM and PH Committee chairperson. Emergencies may include outbreaks of exotic animal and poultry diseases or natural disasters as they affect animals, such as flood, fire or tornado or ice storm.

https://www.movma.org/page/78


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Sunday, 06 January 2019 14:54

Constitution

Missouri Veterinary Technicians Association's Constitution

Proposal 7/22/2015

Constitution of the Missouri Veterinary Technicians Association, Inc.

Article I - Title

Missouri Veterinary Technicians Association (herein after referred to as MOVTA)

Article II - Purpose

Section 1 – General purpose

  1. To provide a professional support network for veterinary technicians and veterinary technician students.
  2. To advocate a commitment to life-long learning through continuing education.
  3. To inform members of regulatory proposals that may either strengthen or weaken our profession.
  4. To promote public awareness of the role of the veterinary technician on the veterinary health care team.

Section 2 – Mission statement

  1. “The mission of the MOVTA is to represent, promote and advance the field of veterinary technology through education, legislation, and by providing superior animal care.”

Article III - Membership

Section 1 – Eligibility

  1. The MOVTA membership is available to both residents and non-residents of the State of Missouri, provided that they pay the appropriate membership dues and file the applicable forms established by the MOVTA Board of Directors (herein after referred to as the Board.) Members shall not be discriminated against because of nationality, race, creed, color or sex.

Section 2 – Definition

  1. Membership classes in this corporation shall consist of full membership, associate membership, student membership, organizational membership, and lifetime membership. Each member including organizational members shall be provided access to an electronic version of the document through email or the association’s website.
  2. CREDENTIALED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN (Registered Veterinary Technician-RVT, Certified Veterinary Technician-CVT, Licensed Veterinary technician-LVT) shall be defined as a person who has graduated from an AVMA accredited program in Veterinary Technology and is certified, registered, licensed or otherwise credentialed by the state, national, or provincial government.
  3. CERTIFIED VETERINARY ASSISANT shall be defined as a person who has been certified by the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA).
  4. VETERINARY ASSISTANT shall be defined as a person who works in a veterinary practice but has not completed an AVMA accredited program in Veterinary Technology.

Section 3 - Full Membership: 

  1. Full members shall be individuals who meet at least one of the following criteria:
  2. Certified, registered, or licensed by a state, national, or provincial government.
  3. Is a graduate of an AVMA accredited program in Veterinary Technology (or meets the requirements for licensure in the state they are licensed in)
  4. Full members shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of the association as provided in the bylaws.
  5. Full members will be allowed to attend MOVTA sponsored conferences at no charge.

Section 4 - Student Membership: 

  1. Student members shall be individuals who are students in an AVMA accredited program in veterinary technology
  2. Student members have all of the rights and privileges of the association as enjoyed by all members. One student member shall be elected to sit on the executive board in an advisory capacity only. Student members shall not have the right to otherwise vote or hold an executive board position.
  3. The dues for student membership will be a free. Student members will be expected to pay for MOVTA sponsored conferences (reduced fee).

Section 5 - Associate Membership: 

  1. Associate members shall be individuals interested in veterinary technology and the goals of the association.
  2. Associate members have all of the rights and privileges of the association as enjoyed by full members except that no associate member may vote, hold elective office or sit on the board.

Section 6 - Organizational Membership:

  1. Organizational members represent a business or group that has an interest in Veterinary technology and the goals of the association. Organizational members shall not be eligible to vote in Associate affairs or to serve as officers of the Association.

Section 7 – Life members:

  1. Life members shall be those who, by virtue of long-term membership and/or outstanding contributions to the Association, have been granted by majority vote of the Board, lifetime membership in their current class.
  2. Life members shall receive free membership for life by submitting annual membership forms.
  3. Life members have rights and privileges of their respective classes.


Section 8 - Revocation of Membership

  1. If, in the opinion of the board of directors, any member of the MOVTA (either full, associate, student or organizational) is believed to have participated in activities which misrepresent or undermine the profession and/or Association, said member shall be notified by writing of this belief and invited to submit his/her views or rebuttal to the board, in writing, within 14 days. No sooner than 15 days following notification of said member, a written poll will be taken of the board of directors regarding whether to revoke the membership of the member in question. A majority vote of the board of directors is necessary to initiate revocation of membership.
  2. A member who is convicted of violating the Missouri Veterinary Medical Practice Act or whose conduct is determined not to be in the best interest of the MOVTA, may be suspended or expelled by a two-thirds majority vote of the Board at a meeting called for such a purpose. Such members shall be notified by the President of the pending suspension or expulsion.
  3. Any person whose membership rights have been suspended or terminated shall have the right of appeal or reinstatement by submitting a written statement to the Board requesting consideration of a plea for reinstatement. Reinstatement requires a two-thirds majority vote of the Board present of a meeting called for that purpose.

Section 9 - Membership Dues

  1. Annual dues for each membership category shall be established by MOVTA board of directors.
  2. Annual dues shall cover a membership period from June 1 to June 31 of the following calendar year.
  3. All Executive Board members will be required to have their dues paid in full before assuming duties of the Board.


Article IV - The Board of Directors and their Duties

Section 1 - Board of Directors/Authority:

  1. The Board of Directors shall be the executive body of the MOVTA and shall have the responsibility of administering MOVTA affairs.
  2. The Board of Directors shall consist of 5 persons appointed by the current board.
  3. The Board of Directors shall organize and/or serve in an advisory capacity to continuing education programs for veterinary technicians in the state of Missouri.
  4. The Board of Directors shall procure and collate information to be available to the membership regarding legislation affecting veterinary technicians in the State of Missouri and the United States.
  5. The Board of Directors shall promote the interests of veterinary technicians through state legislation.

Section 2 - Board of Directors/Duties

  1. The Board of Directors' term of office shall run from May 1 to May 31 of the following calendar year.
  2. The Board of Directors must be full members of MOVTA.
  3. The Board of Directors shall have paid their dues prior to accepting office (June 1).
  4. The Board of Directors shall advise and assist the President.
  5. The Board of Directors shall determine annual dues.
  6. The Board of Directors shall approve all expenditures and financial statements.
  7. The Board of Directors shall submit a copy of any written and received correspondence to the Secretary for preservation.
  8. The Board of Directors shall appoint a new officer in the event of a resignation or a recall for the unexpired term.
  9. The Board of Directors shall ensure that only full members vote.
  10. The Board of Directors shall appoint committee heads.
  11. The Board of Directors shall appoint members to serve as representatives or liaisons to other professional organizations.
  12. The Board of Directors shall evaluate and update the strategic plan annually.
  13. The Board of Directors shall take the appropriate actions needed to implement the strategic plan.
  14. Outgoing members of the board shall pass on all previous responsibilities including journals, materials and books by May 1.

Section 3 - Board Composition/Length of Term

  1. The board of directors shall be composed of:
    1. President - 1 year term
    2. Vice-President - 1 year term
    3. Secretary - 2 year term, elected in odd numbered years
    4. Treasurer - 2 year term, elected in even numbered years

Section 4 - Automatic Succession to Higher Office

  1. The office of Vice-President is an elective office; at the end of the one year term of office, the Vice-President will automatically succeed to the office of President without the formality of election.
  2. If in the opinion of other members of the board of directors, an officer is believed to be unable to continue in an office due to poor health, nonattendance, and/or mal-performance of duties, said officer shall be notified by the board of directors in writing of this belief and invited to a hearing of his/her views or rebuttal. The hearing shall be held by a quorum of board members within one month following notification. After such a hearing, a written poll will be taken of the board of directors regarding whether to request the resignation of the officer in question. A majority vote of the board of directors is necessary to request resignation. If resignation is requested, an officer must resign. If the officer in question is unable to appear at the time designated for the initial hearing, a second hearing shall be arranged for no sooner than two weeks, and at the convenience of both the board of directors and the officer in question.

Section 6 - Resignation Procedure

  1. A member of the board of directors who wishes to resign shall notify the board in writing.
  2. In the event of a vacancy on the board of directors, the remaining board members shall vote to appoint an active member to complete the unexpired term.
  3. No person may be appointed to fill two vacated terms consecutively.
  4. In the event that the vacant position is that of the President or Treasurer, the board of directors shall hold a new election for that office after the appointee has been installed on the board.

Section 7 - Vacancy Procedures

  1. President: The Vice-President shall assume the duties and responsibilities of this office in addition to the duties of the office of Vice-President. At the next annual meeting, the Vice-President shall assume the office of President.
  2. Secretary and Treasurer: The board of directors shall appoint a substitute for the vacant position until the next annual meeting. Since such an appointee did not undergo election by the active membership, he/she may serve in the same office the following term if nominated and elected according to the constitution of the Association.

Article V - Officers and Their Duties

Section 1 - President

  1. The President shall enforce the MOVTA constitution.
  2. The President shall act as the spokesperson for the Association to the press, the public and related organizations.
  3. The President shall promote the Veterinary Medical profession and the Veterinary Technology profession including their relationships to public health and agriculture.
  4. The President shall preside over all meetings of the Association and conduct them by a formal order of business. The President shall appoint committee heads or chairs.
  5. The President shall oversee that the Board of Directors is informed by the Vice-President of the activities and operation of the Association.
  6. The President shall coordinate the agenda of the meetings.
  7. The President shall have the power to break any tie of a Board of Directors decision.
  8. The President shall serve as liaison between the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association and the Missouri Veterinary Technician Association or appoint a qualified liaison.
  9. The President shall prepare and submit an annual report to the general membership at the Annual Meeting.
  10. The President shall cooperate with the Treasurer to help develop, recommend and oversee that the Association operates within the proposed annual budget.

Section 2 – Vice-President

  1. The Vice-President shall preside in the absence of the President.
  2. The Vice-President shall be in charge of all committee heads or chairs, and shall report back their progress to the Board of Directors.
  3. The Vice-President shall be liaison to accredited Veterinary Technology school programs and student associations.
  4. The Vice-President shall audit the financial records at the end of the calendar year.
  5. The Vice-President shall act as liaison between the Association and other professional organizations.
  6. The Vice-President shall submit an annual report to the general membership at the annual meeting.
  7. The Vice-President shall assume the role of President at the end of the term.

Section 3 - Secretary

  1. The Secretary shall record the minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors and annual general membership meetings and supply a copy for distribution to the members of the Board of Directors within two weeks following the meeting.
  2. The Secretary shall maintain a file of all standing committees meeting minutes for a period of not less than five (5) years.
  3. The Secretary shall turn over all Association records to his/her duly elected successor within one month of the completion of his/her term.
  4. The Secretary shall conduct the general correspondence of the Association and the Board of Directors.
  5. The Secretary shall send members of the Board of Directors notices of all meetings within the Association.
  6. The Secretary shall cooperate with the Nominating Committee to conduct the mail ballot for each year's election of officers for the Board of Directors. The Secretary shall enlist the aid of any MOVTA member to assist with distribution of information to members.
  7. The Secretary shall forward all business correspondence to the appropriate person(s).
  8. The Secretary shall send to the headquarters office of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association within one month after final adoption, complete and up-to-date copies of all amendments of the Constitution of the Missouri Veterinary Technician Association.

Section 4 – Membership Chairperson

  1. The Membership Chairperson shall accept all applications for membership.
  2. The Membership Chairperson shall process all applications for membership.
  3. The Membership Chairperson shall keep the membership list updated and distribute the list to the President and Vice-President.
  4. The Membership Chairperson shall send all welcome letters and membership cards.
  5. The Membership Chairperson shall coordinate with the Treasurer all membership payments.
  6. The Membership Chairperson shall distribute membership renewal reminders to all current and past members as well as all registered technicians in the state of Missouri.


Section 5 - Treasurer

  1. The Treasurer shall keep an itemized account of all receipts and disbursements for a period of not less than five (5) years and give a written report at meetings of the Board of directors and at the annual meeting.
  2. The Treasurer shall submit all books of account for audit annually at least four weeks prior to the annual meeting.
  3. The Treasurer shall be bonded at the expense of the Association and shall be the only officer permitted to sign checks for the Association, unless incapacitated in which case the Secretary may sign checks.
  4. The Treasurer shall receive and be in charge of all funds of the Association, deposit such funds in a bank designated by the Board of Directors and provide for expenditure of such funds as directed by the Board of Directors.
  5. The Treasurer shall be responsible for submitting current lists of names and addresses of all members to the Secretary as dues and application forms are received.
  6. The Treasurer shall within one month after the election and installment of his/her successor; deliver all money, vouchers, books and papers of the Association held in his/her custody.
  7. The Treasurer shall propose a budget for each fiscal year to recommend to the Board of Directors.
  8. The Treasurer shall maintain 5013C status.
  9. The Treasurer shall manage the MOVTA PayPal account.

Article VII - Student Representatives

  1. Each AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology program in the state of Missouri is eligible to appoint one student to act as a representative to MOVTA.
  2. The Student Representative shall act as liaison between MOVTA and other students in their veterinary technology programs.
  3. The Student Representative shall submit information for the MOVTA Newsletter on a regular basis while they are in office.
  4. The Student Representative may attend all MOVTA meetings and participate in discussion, but may not vote.

Article VIII - Meetings

Section 1 - Board of Directors

  1. The Board of Directors shall hold at least 4 meetings per year. Members of the Board of Directors are required to attend at least 3 out of 4 meetings.

Section 2 - Annual Meeting

  1. MOVTA shall hold an annual meeting during the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association Conference in January.

Section 3 - Special Meeting

  1. Special meetings of this Association may be called by: (a) the President with the knowledge and consent of the rest of the Board of Directors: (b) written petition to the President of 50% of the full members.

Section 4 - Quorum

  1. A quorum for items published on the agenda for any regular or special meeting shall consist of a simple majority of the full members in attendance at said meeting.

Article IX - Committees

Section 1 - Authorization

  1. The Association shall have such standing committees as may be specified in the Constitution of the Association, and such Ad Hoc Committees as may be specified from time to time by the Board of Directors.
  2. The Vice-President with the advice of the Board of Directors shall regularly appoint the Chairpersons of the Committees except as otherwise provided in the Constitution of the Association.
  3. Committees and Committee chairs have the freedom to delegate tasks as needed.
  4. Standing committees may be modified by the Board.
  5. All actions of the standing committees are subject to the approval of the MOVTA Board
  6. Committee activities shall be planned and budgeted for annually and submitted to the Board.
  7. Committees shall hold at least one meeting during the year and shall submit an annual report to the executive Board prior to January 1 each year.
  8. Reports of current committee activity shall be made at regularly scheduled Board meetings as necessary.
  9. Committee Chairpersons shall notify the Board for aid in scheduling meetings,notifying committee members, and conducting committee work.

Section 2 - Meetings

  1. Meetings of said committees shall be called by the chairperson of each committee. All committee members and the Vice-President shall be informed of the meeting prior to the meeting date.

Article X - Amendments

Section 1 - Presentation

  1. Amendments to the Constitution of MOVTA may be proposed by written petition signed by 5 full members and submitted to the Board of Directors.
  2. The Board of Directors shall ensure that copies of the proposed amendments are distributed to voting members within 120 days of receipt of the proposal and at least 30 days prior to the vote on the amendment.

Section 2 - Passage

  1. The Constitution may be amended at the Annual or Special meeting by a two-thirds vote of the Active members of the voting body present and voting.

Section 3 - Adoption

  1. Approved amendments will be formerly adopted at the meeting at which they were passed, and will become effective at the close of said meeting unless otherwise stipulated in the amendment.
Sunday, 06 January 2019 13:26

Licensure

Licensure

Full text: https://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/adrules/csr/current/20csr/20c2270-1.pdf

20 CSR 2270-1.021 Fees

PURPOSE: This rule establishes the various fees authorized in Chapter 340, RSMo.

(1) The following fees are established by the Missouri Veterinary Medical Board:

(B) Veterinary Technicians—

1. Registration Fee $ 50

2. Reciprocity Fee $ 50

3. Grade Transfer Fee $ 50

4. Provisional Registration Fee $ 50

5. Annual Renewal Fee—

A. Active $ 20

(I) Effective September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018 $ 5

B. Inactive $ 10

(I) Effective September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018 $ 5

6. Late Renewal Penalty Fee $ 50

7. Name Change Fee $ 15

8. Wall Hanging Replacement Fee $ 15

(2) All fees, with the exception of those noted in section 340.232, RSMo, are nonrefundable.

20 CSR 2270-1.031 Application Procedures

PURPOSE: This rule outlines the procedure for application for licensure as a veterinarian or registration as a veterinary technician.

(1) Application for licensure or registration must be made on the forms provided by the board. Application forms may be obtained by requesting them from the executive director, Missouri Veterinary Medical Board, PO Box 633, Jefferson City, MO 65102.

(2) An application must be legible (printed or typed), signed, notarized, and accompanied by the appropriate fees. The fee must be in the form of a cashier’s check, personal check or money order.

(3) The following documents must be on file for an application to be considered complete:

(A) Completed application;

(B) Appropriate fee;

(C) Proof of acceptable educational credentials as evidenced by an official transcript sent directly to the board by the school.

(D) Two (2) current, standard passport photos, black and white or color, one and one-half inches by two inches (1.5" × 2.0"), with applicant’s signature on the back of each.

(4) All forms must be completed and received by the board by the established deadline.

20 CSR 2270-1.040 Name and Address Changes

PURPOSE: This rule outlines the requirements for notifying the board of name and address changes.

(1) All individuals licensed as veterinarians or registered as veterinary technicians shall ensure that the license/registration bears the current legal name of that individual.

(2) A licensee/registrant whose name is changed, within sixty (60) days of the effective change, shall—

(A) Notify the board of the change and provide a copy of the appropriate document indicating the change;

(B) Pay the name change fee prescribed in 20 CSR 2270-1.021;

(C) Request from the board a new license/registration bearing the individual’s new legal name; and

(D) Return the current license/registration and the original wall-hanging certificate bearing the former name.

(3) A licensee/registrant may request a replacement wall-hanging certificate by paying the wall-hanging replacement fee.

(4) A licensee/registrant whose address has changed from that printed on the certificate must inform the board of those changes by sending a letter to P.O. Box 633, Jefferson City, MO 65102 within thirty (30) days of the effective date of the change.

20 CSR 2270-1.050 Renewal Procedures

PURPOSE: This rule provides information to veterinarians licensed and veterinary technicians registered in Missouri regarding renewal of their license or certificate of registration.

(1) Definitions:

(A) “Inactive veterinarian or inactive veterinary technician” is defined as a currently licensed veterinarian or registered veterinary technician who has signed an affidavit that s/he is not practicing or involved in any aspect, administrative or otherwise, of veterinary medicine in Missouri as defined in section 340.200(28), RSMo;

(B) “License” shall include certificate of registration and the term “licensee” shall include registrant; and

(C) “Retired veterinarian or veterinary technician” is defined as a veterinarian or veterinary technician who has signed an affidavit that s/he is not practicing veterinary medicine as defined in section 340.200(28), RSMo.

(2) Renewal of an Active or Inactive License/Certificate of Registration.

(B) In order for a veterinary technician to renew the active or inactive certificate of registration, the licensee shall submit the following to the board office prior to the expiration date of the registration:

1. A completed and signed renewal application, which has been signed by the supervising veterinarian and certifies that the licensee has completed the required number of approved continuing education credits in accordance with 20 CSR 2270-4.050; and

2. The appropriate renewal fee.

(C) If a veterinary technician is not employed under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian, his/her certificate of registration will be placed on an inactive status. An inactive veterinary technician shall sign an affidavit stating that s/he will not practice as a veterinary technician in Missouri and submit that affidavit with the renewal application and the appropriate fee to the board office.

(D) Failure to provide the requested information will result in the renewal application being returned to the licensee.

(E) Failure of a licensee to receive the notice and application to renew his/her license/registration shall not excuse him/her from the requirements of sections 340.258 or 340.314, RSMo to renew that license/certificate of registration.

(F) Failure to renew a license/registration, either active or inactive, within thirty (30) days of the license renewal date shall result in the license/certificate of registration being declared noncurrent as authorized by sections340.258 or 340.314, RSMo.

(G) Any licensee who fails to renew his/her license/registration or whose license/certificate of registration has been declared noncurrent shall not perform or offer to perform any act for which a license is required.

(3) Restoration of a Noncurrent License/Certificate of Registration.

(B) Any veterinary technician whose registration has been declared noncurrent under section 340.320.2, RSMo and who wishes to restore the certificate of registration shall make application to the board by submitting the following within two (2) years of the registration renewal date:

1. An application for renewal of registration;

2. The current renewal fee and all delinquent renewal fees as set forth in 20 CSR 2270-1.021;

3. The penalty fee as set forth in 20 CSR 2270-1.021;

4. Certification of completion of the required number of approved continuing education credits in accordance with 20 CSR 2270-4.050; and

5. Verification of employment under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian.

(4) Inactive License/Certificate of Registration.

(A) A veterinarian or veterinary technician may choose to place his/her license/registration on an inactive status by signing an affidavit stating that s/he will not engage in the practice or be involved in any aspect, administrative or otherwise, of veterinary medicine in Missouri and submitting that affidavit with the renewal application and the appropriate fee to the board office. The license/certificate of registration issued to all these applicants shall be stamped “Inactive.”

(C) In order for a veterinary technician to activate an inactive registration, the licensee shall submit to the board office:

1. The renewal application which shall certify that the licensee has completed the required continuing education credits in accordance with 20 CSR 2270-4.050;

2. The balance of the active renewal fee;

3. The license stamped “Inactive”; and

4. Verification of current employment under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian.

(D) The board will issue an active license/certificate of registration, which shall be effective until the next regular renewal date. No penalty fee shall apply.

(5) Retired License/Certificate of Registration.

(A) A veterinarian or veterinary technician may place his/her license/registration on a retired status by signing an affidavit stating the date of retirement and submitting that affidavit with the renewal application to the board office. No fee is required and no certificate will be issued. The retired status will prevent the license/registration from being declared noncurrent pursuant to section 340.258.5, RSMo.

(C) If a retired veterinary technician decides to again practice veterinary medicine, s/he shall submit to the board office a completed renewal application along with the current renewal fee. The renewal application shall verify current employment under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian and certify completion of the required number of approved continuing education credits in accordance with 20 CSR 2270-4.050. The board will issue an active registration which shall be effective until the next regular renewal date. No penalty fee shall apply. The board reserves the right pursuant to section 340.268, RSMo to direct any such applicant to take an examination(s) to reactivate his/her registration.

(D) Any retired veterinarian or veterinary technician or any veterinarian or veterinary technician with an inactive license is not currently eligible to practice in Missouri and will be subject to disciplinary action under sections 340.264, 340.294 and 340.330, RSMo if s/he practices or offers to practice in Missouri.

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