1. Survey Background

As you should be aware, the Illinois Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act was recently updated by legislative amendment. One of the outcomes of this amendment is the opportunity to review and adopt a regulation to allow for more effective and practical use of Certified Veterinary Technicians (CVTs).

The questions below are going to be used to help evaluate what regulatory changes ISVMA will advocate to establish the roles and responsibilities of CVTs and unlincensed practice staff.

This survey differs from a similar survey that was conducted last year in which we assessed your thoughts on what level of supervision should be necessary to perform certain procedures. We are now trying to assess what is currently occurring in practice.

We have also collected information from all of the accredited schools of veterinary technology in Illinois on what procedures they are teaching CVT students and what procedures other states specifically allow CVT employees to perform. The compilation and analysis of all this information will be very helpful to ISVMA as we prepare draft rules for the roles and responsibilities of CVTs in Illinois regulations.

We will retain the privacy of all information provided. The particulars of to whom and where something occurred are not what we are focused on. What is important is that we have an accurate picture of what is actually occurring in our veterinary practices. Your answers will be kept confidential.

Please take a few minutes and fill out the short information survey which assesses whether you currently allow CVTs or veterinary assistants to perform any of the following tasks.

* 1. What is your name?

* 2. What is your membership type?

* 3. What type of practice do you work in?

* 4. What is your practice setting?

* 5. What is the name of your practice.

* 6. What is the number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) veterinarians in your practice?

* 7. In which county is your practice located?

* 8. Do you currently employ a Certified Veterinary Technician (licensed in the State of Illinois)?

* 9. How many Certified Veterinary Technicians do you currently employ?