Pathology Added As Technician Specialty By NAVTA

The NAVTA has announced the AVCPT as the 11th veterinary technician specialty.

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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