Essential Skills done right
Document student skills faster and easier than ever before. We maintain the master list of skills so you don't have to.
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The Salt House is a web based application and works with any web browser or mobile device with an internet connection.
More than 50 Vet Tech schools use The Salt House. Schools using the software have received very good assessments from CVTEA Site Visit teams.
Best practice for documenting CVTEA Essential Skills
The Salt House is the modern best practice for Vet Tech educational programs to document CVTEA Essential Skills for accreditation.
The CVTEA Accreditation Policies and Procedures Appendix I outlines the skills required and recommended by the AVMA's CVTEA for each student graduating from an accredited Vet Tech program. Vet Tech programs are required to document this in order to gain or maintain CVTEA accreditation. For many Vet Tech schools this can be a daunting task for a few reasons.
Documenting CVTEA skills is time consuming
The CVTEA requirements indicate that an accredited Vet Tech school must document their student's progress within the list of essential skills. The essential skill list includes hundreds of tasks and when you multiply that times the number of vet tech students in your program you've quickly got a large job on your hand just documenting skills for accreditation.
Many programs are still using pen and paper to track each student's progress with the CVTEA essential skills. Recording student essential skills progress on paper has some big drawbacks. Skill tracker binders get lost, accountability is unclear, and you have to somehow store all the completed binders for years after the student has graduated from your program.