Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities


To recognize veterinary technician training programs that are fully capable of graduating acceptable assistants for veterinarians and to assist in the development of such programs; and to study all matters pertaining to activities of veterinary technicians, and to advise the Board of Directors concerning the implementation of AVMA policy concerning such matters.  


Each member is expected to attend one 3-day meeting in the spring and one 4-day meeting in the fall. Meetings are held in Schaumburg, IL. In addition, each member will make an average of 2 or 3 evaluation site visit trips to the veterinary technology programs annually.


The Committee consists of 20 members. The membership includes ten veterinarians–one each from the following categories: Council on Education, state boards of examiners in veterinary medicine, clinical veterinary medicine-large animal, clinical veterinary medicine-small animal, laboratory animal medicine, regulatory veterinary medicine, industrial veterinary medicine, faculties of colleges of veterinary medicine, educators of veterinary technicians, and at-large. In addition, the Committee includes seven veterinary technicians (two of whom must be non-program affiliated, one who must be an educator in a veterinary technology program), a Canadian member of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Animal Health Technologist/Veterinary Technician Program Accreditation Committee (AHTVTPAC) who may be either a veterinarian or a veterinary technician, and two public members who must be engaged in activity other than veterinary medicine or employment as a veterinary technician. A member should represent only one area in the context of appointment to the Committee. All US technician members must be members in good standing of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. Canadian veterinary technician members must be members of the Canadian Association of Animal Health Technicians and Technologists, and Canadian veterinarian members must be members of the CVMA.


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