Veterinary Technician Resources
Helpful Veterinary Technology Sites
Here are a few helpful sites for anyone interested in becoming a Veterinary Technician:
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- Association of Veterinary Technician Educators
- Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians
- Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association
- Greenacres Foundation
- North American Veterinary Technician Association
- Ohio Alley Cat Rescue
- Ohio Association of Veterinary Technicians
- Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
- Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
- Pets in Need of Greater Cincinnati
- The SPCA Cincinnati
- United Coalition for Animals
- Winton Woods Riding Center
Academies Approved by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians (NAVTA)
An Academy designates veterinary technicians receiving recognition as a specialty and is restricted to credentialed veterinary technicians, who must complete a formal process of education, training, experience and testing to qualify. Here is a list of the academies that are recognized by NAVTA.
- The Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians gives the technicians the opportunity to expand their knowledge and their professional value by becoming a credentialed specialist in the field of animal dentistry.
- The Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists promotes patient safety, consumer protection, professionalism and excellence in anesthesia care. The Veterinary Technician Specialist in Anesthesia is there to provide your pet with exceptional care before, during and after a procedure.
- The Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians a group of technicians from varied backgrounds who have come together to realize the formation of a new specialty organization specifically for veterinary technicians working in Internal Medicine. Sub-specialties include: small animal medicine, large animal medicine, cardiology, oncology and neurology.
- Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians has a goal of certifying Veterinary Technicians to assure the veterinary profession and the public that AVECCT certified technicians possess the knowledge and experience needed to work effectively in a well equipped and staffed emergency or critical care facility.
- The Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians promotes excellence in the discipline of veterinary behavior medicine. Veterinary Technician Specialists with behavior certification will demonstrate superior knowledge in scientifically - and humanely - based techniques of behavior health, problem prevention, training, management, and behavior modification. The AVBT will advance the skills of veterinary technicians within the discipline of animal behavior and further their recognition as critical components of the veterinary behavior team in creating, maintaining, and strengthening the human-animal bond.
- The Academy of Veterinary Zoological Medicine Technicians created specifically for veterinary technicians working in zoological medicine. The AVZMT offers the opportunity for zoo technicians to demonstrate excellence in the field.
- The Academy of Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians created to meet the needs of the equine veterinary community. Contact: Jessie Loberg
- The Academy of Veterinary Surgical Technicians encourages experienced surgical technicians to enhance their education and training by pursuing a surgical specialty. AVST will provide a standardized route through which technicians may qualify for a national examination to become a VTS (Surgery). Contacts: Teri Raffel, CVT; Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia)
- The Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice modeled after the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, this academy has developed three initial species-specific categories: canine/feline, avian/exotic and production animal. The academy's credentialed veterinary technicians provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care. Candidates are expected to demonstrate expertise in a range of clinical disciplines within their species specialty. Contact: Liza Rudolph, LVT, CVT.
- The Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians created to develop and support the area of veterinary nutrition, develop the knowledge and expertise of veterinary technicians to become certified in the field of nutrition and endorse technicians as a vital part of the veterinary nutrition profession.
- The Academy of Veterinary Clinical Pathology Technicians created to advance the area of and promote excellence in the discipline of veterinary clinical pathology. Contact: Barbie Papajeski, MS, LVT, RLATG
Societies Approved By (NAVTA)
A Society is for individuals interested in a specific discipline of veterinary medicine that must represent a distinct and identifiable specialty, supported by an existing veterinary specialty.y. Here are the societies that are recognized by NAVTA.
- Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians enriches human animal interactions by promoting scientifically based techniques of training, management, and behavior modification. SVBT provides a forum for discussion and continuing education while working with allied professional organizations to strengthen the veterinary health care profession.
- The American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians a professional Association for equine veterinary technicians, assistants and practice managers, as well as other support staff. Their mission is to promote the health and welfare of the horse through the education and professional enrichment of the equine veterinary technician and assistant.
- Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians dedicated to all aspects of quality veterinary technical care in the field of zoo animal medicine.
- Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society provides a forum for collaboration of all individuals interested and involved with veterinary emergency and critical care medicine and surgery. Their mission is to promote the advancement of knowledge and high standards of practice in veterinary emergency medicine and critical patient care.
- The Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians formed to develop a network of professional veterinary technicians dedicated to the advancement of responsible and humane laboratory animal care and use to benefit humans and animals, to exchange of information and expertise in the care and use of laboratory animal and to advance by actively seeking continuing education opportunities for the members.
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