National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America announces new specialty

National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America announces new specialty

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Mar 07, 2010
By dvm360.com staff
Alexandria, Va. -- The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) has announced a new specialty, the Academy of Veterinary Surgical Technicians.

It is the eighth specialty recognized by the organization.

The program will create a standardized route through which technicians can take a national examination to become a “veterinary technician specialist,” or VTS, in surgery. The creation of the specialty is in response to a 2009 survey of veterinary professionals, which indicated the need for technicians with advanced knowledge in many areas related to surgery.