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NAVTA Announces 11th Veterinary Technician Specialty

December 5, 2011

NAVTA Announces 11th Veterinary Technician Specialty

The Academy of Veterinary Clinical Pathology Technicians receives approval

Washington, D.C: The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) recently announced The Academy of Veterinary Clinical Pathology Technicians (AVCPT) as the 11th recognized veterinary technician specialty. Members of the AVCPT include technicians that work in a laboratory setting, whether it is in a clinic, diagnostic lab, reference lab, research facility, government, private industry, or academia. “The NAVTA Committee on Veterinary Technician Specialties (CVTS) is excited to add the AVCPT to the growing list of veterinary technician specialties,” says Kara Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, CVTS Committee Chair. “Specialties give technicians a higher level of recognition for advanced knowledge and skills in specific disciplines.”

The mission of AVCPT is to advance the area of and promote excellence in the discipline of veterinary clinical pathology. The veterinary technician specialist (VTS) must demonstrate superior knowledge and performance of clinical pathology techniques, which will promote improved client service and confidence as well as enhanced patient care. The AVCPT will further the recognition of credentialed specialty technicians as leaders in the profession of veterinary clinical pathology. “The recognition of the AVCPT is beneficial to laboratory medicine and veterinary profession as a whole,” says Barb Lewis, MA, CVT, AVCPT Chair. “It offers veterinary technicians another route to specialize and gives the profession and patients high quality care in veterinary clinical pathology.”

Organizing Committee members of the AVCPT include Sue Kolkka, AAS, LVT; Barb Lewis, MA, CVT; Barbie Papajeski, MS, LVT; Sharon Richardson, BS, LVT; Oreta Samples, DHSc, MPH, CVT; Pam Schendel, BS, RVT; Dan Walsh, MPS, RVT.

NAVTA is a nonprofit organization that represents and promotes the veterinary technician profession. NAVTA provides direction, education, support and coordination for its members. Incorporated in 1981, NAVTA is the national organization devoted exclusively to developing and enhancing the profession of veterinary technology. More information about NAVTA and a complete list of all of the specialties can be found at http://www.navta.net or by calling 888.99NAVTA.

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