Advancing your Career as a Veterinary Technician

Once you've achieved your RVT status, you don't have to stop there! Below are additional options to further your career.

 

Academy

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.

 

 

Current Academies:

 

Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia

 

Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians

 

Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice

with three initial species-specific categories: canine/feline, exotic companion animal, and production medicine.

 

Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians

 

Academy of Dermatology Veterinary Technicians

 

Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians

 

Academy of Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians

 

Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians

Sub-specialties include:  small animal medicine, large animal medicine, cardiology, oncology and neurology.

 

Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technician and Nurses

Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians

Academy of Veterinary Ophthalmic Technicians

Academy of Veterinary Clinical Pathology Technicians

Academy of Physical Rehabilitation Veterinary Technicians

 

Academy of Veterinary Surgical Technicians

 

Academy of Veterinary Zoological Medicine Technicians

 

 

 

Society

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.

 

 

Current Societies include:

 

Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians

 

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

The American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians and Assistants

 

The Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians

 

The American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians (AARV)

 

Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians

 

 

 

Laboratory Medicine

There are 3 levels of certification in the field of Laboratory Medicine

 

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

 

 

Other Certifications

 

Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant (CCRA)

through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute

 

Certified Veterinary Pain Practictioner

 

Advanced Imaging Certification

 

Pet Loss Grief & Companioning Certification

Fear Free Certified Professional

 

Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM)

 


Certifications through University of Tennessee

 

Certificate Program in Canine Physical Rehabilitation (CCRP)

 

Equine Rehabilitation Certification Program (CERP)

 

Osteoarthritis Case Manager Certification Program

 

Companion Animal Pain Management Certification Program

Our Address:

North Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians

P.O. Box 282

Cary, NC 27512

 

 

E-MAIL: info.ncavt@gmail.com

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