October 2023 Update

Our bill to establish licensure for Veterinary Technicians in MA (H 332) received a favorable vote out of the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. It will now move to the House Ways and Means Committee. 

Our legislative team will be working in the coming weeks to schedule meetings with our bill sponsors and get information out to the members of the Ways and Means Committee. 

WE WILL NEED YOUR HELP!!  Please be on the lookout for Calls to Action as we move through the next phase. You can also continue to reach out to your legislators, especially if they are on the Ways and Means Committee, to ask them to support the bill. You can find your legislators here

If you have any questions about the bill or the legislative process, please email [email protected]

 January 2023 Update

 The MVTA refiled our Bill to establish licensing requirements for veterinary technicians in Massachusetts in January 2023 for the current 2-year legislative cycle. Last year the Bill received a favorable vote in Committee but the legislative cycle ended before getting to the House or Senate floor. We continue to move our bill closer to the goal each cycle and look forward to more progress this cycle.

A large factor in getting any legislation across the finish line is for legislators to feel that the legislation is needed and wanted by constituents. We need your help! You can help out in any or all of the following ways:

1-Contact your legislators and ask them to sign on as a co-sponsor of our bills. The House bill is HD1875 and the Senate bill is SD1225. Both bills are titled "An act regulating the practice and licensure of veterinary technicians". 

2-Share your stories. Legislators need to hear why our legislation is necessary. If you have a story that highlights why licensure should be in place, we want to hear it. 

We will be sending out an email to all members soon with information on both of these. If you have questions or want to learn more please reach out to our legislation chair, Erin Spencer, at [email protected]