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Pathology Added as Technician Specialty by NAVTA

Posted: Dec. 15, 2011, 6:05 p.m. EST

Clinical pathology
The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America recognized the Academy of Veterinary Clinical Pathology Technicians as the 11th veterinary technician specialty, NAVTA reported today.

The mission of the AVCPT is to advance the area of and promote excellence in the discipline of veterinary clinical pathology. Veterinary technician specialists must demonstrate “superior knowledge and performance of clinical pathology techniques,” according to the NAVTA.

The 10 other specialties recognized by the NAVTA include the academies of:

• Veterinary Dental Technicians;
• Veterinary Technician Anesthetists;
• Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians;
• Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians;
• Veterinary Behavior Technicians;
• Veterinary Zoological Medicine Technicians;
• Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians.
• Veterinary Surgical Technicians;
• Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice.
• Veterinary Nutrition Technicians.

Members of the organizing committee of the AVCPT include Sue Kolkka, A.A.S, L.V.T.; Barb Lewis, M.A., C.V.T.; Barbie Papajeski, M.S., L.V.T., Sharon Richardson, B.S., L.V.T.; Oreta Samples, D.H.Sc., M.P.H., C.V.T.; Pam Schendel, B.S., R.V.T.; Dan Walsh, M.P.S., R.V.T. (Kara Burns, MS, M.Ed., LVT, was removed from the list of AVCPT organizing committee members after being included because of a reporting error.)

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I am excited about this new adition also. I would like more information on this on and two of the other ones also.
Dental Technician, Behavioral Technician
Thank you
Sheila, Baltimore, MD
Posted: 5/31/2012 6:09:45 AM
very excited!!! How do I start prepering for that specialty!!
Michelle, Savage, MN
Posted: 5/1/2012 12:36:14 AM
I would love to know what is required to become a credentialed specialist in this area. I was a lead hematology technician at Antech for 3 years and am well-versed in evaluating hemagrams of numerous species (exotics also) among other areas. Good news!
Kristin, Monee, IL
Posted: 3/29/2012 1:58:07 PM
This appears to be a great thing. I would like more information on how to get started...
R.Ford
Naples Fla.
Rachelle, Naples, FL
Posted: 3/27/2012 7:11:23 AM
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