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AAEVT Academy - VTS - Equine Veterinary Nursing

The Academy of Equine Veterianry Nursing Technicians (AEVNT) is recognized as a veterinary technician specialty by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). Applicants who succeed in meeting the criteria for the Academy are conferred with the credentials "VTS-EVN.” 


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AEVNT Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Q: What is the AEVNT?

    A:  The AEVNT is the Academy of Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians. This Academy was created by members of the AAEVT in 2009. The Academy was created to enable equine veterinary technicians with a focus in nursing to become recognized as a specialist in their field.


  • Q: Is the Academy a school that I can attend?

    A: No, the Academy not a school, specific location or course. Membership to the Academy can only be achieved through acceptance of the application and passing the examination provided annually.


  • Q: When am I eligible to apply for the AEVNT?

    A: Requirements for application to the AEVNT are as follows; you must be a credentialed veterinary technician, must have a minimum of 3 years (5000hrs) of work experience with 75% (3750 hours) working within the specialized area of equine veterinary nursing and must have been credentialed during that time which must also be immediately preceding the application time. An applicant must fulfill the basic skills associated with equine nursing. Membership in AAEVT and NAVTA is not required; however is strongly encouraged.


  • Q: How do I start?

    A: Go to Details on the Academy and application process are readily available there. This includes all the current application deadlines and application checklist.


  • Q: Where and when will the examination take place?

    A: The examination will take place at least once every other year and may be given yearly or biyearly, depending upon the need of membership. It will be given during the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) annual convention in conjunction with the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technician and Assistant annual meeting in late November or early December. Location of the AAEP/AAEVT convention will differ yearly, but the information will be available through AEVNT.


  • Q: What if my application is denied?

    A: In the event that your application does not meet the requirements, you will need to fulfill those requirements and resubmit your entire application the following year. If you feel that your application met all the requirements and that you were unjustly denied, you may submit a written appeal to the recording secretary within 30 calendar days or by the posted deadline. You may be required to submit additional information to the appeal committee. You will be notified of the appeal decision within one month of the appeal submission.


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