Becoming a RVT is easy. You do need to go through some higher education. All the guidelines can be found online at CVMA.net so please go to their website and check out what they allow you to do. Please don’t listen to the people who tell you that you only need an associate degree. I mean, it’s technically true except it’s not “AN” associate degree, it’s “THE” associate degree.
- CA RVT exam requirements: http://www.cvma.net/doc.asp?id=1350
- CA RVT programs: http://www.cvma.net/doc.asp?id=1351
Becoming a CVA is also easy but you have to get the job first and because you only have a high school diploma and no official credentials, finding work as an assistant can be a challenge. Once you do get started, though, you can become eligible for the CVA program.
- CA CVA requirements: http://www.cvma.net/doc.asp?id=21230