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Veterinarian Technician July 2009 (Vol 30, No 7)

NAVTA Announces New Veterinary Technician Specialties

by James Quigley, Javier Polo

    Alexandria, Va. — The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) recently announced three new specialty academies for their members. In addition to their existing specialties in dentistry, anesthesia, internal medicine, emergency and critical care and behavior, NAVTA announced the following specialties:

    • Neurology subspecialty of the Academy of Internal Medicine Veterinary Technicians (AIMVT), joining the other subspecialties in small animal medicine, large animal medicine, cardiology and oncology. For more information, visit www.aimvt.com.
    • Academy of Veterinary Zoological Medicine Technicians, which was organized by a group of professionals to establish a high quality pool of specialized technicians.
    • Academy of Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians, created to meet the needs of the equine veterinary community and to ensure the highest level of competency in its members.

    "The NAVTA Academies give veterinary technicians recognition for having advanced education, training and experience in an area of specialization," said Amy Butzier, CVT, Chair of the NAVTA Committee on Veterinary Technician Specialties (CVTS).

    For more information about NAVTA and the veterinary technician specialties, visit www.navta.net.

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