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The Academy of Veterinary Technicians Anesthesia and Analgesia (AVTAA) appreciates your interest in becoming a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Anesthesia and Analgesia (VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)). The AVTAA’s goal in certifying veterinary technicians is to assure the veterinary profession and the public that an AVTAA certified technician possesses the knowledge, skills and experience needed to practice anesthesia at an advanced level of competency.  The requirements of eligibility for the examination are defined in the AVTAA constitution and bylaws and should be read thoroughly before proceeding. Although the academy requirements are rigorous, they are not designed to be obstacles to prevent candidates from becoming certified; they are intended to assure the public and the profession that technicians certified by AVTAA have demonstrated a high degree of competency in the area of veterinary anesthesia and peri-operative analgesia.


All forms demonstrated in this packet MUST be used for the application submission.  They are available individually online at www.avtaa-vts.org.  All forms must be typed or word-processed. Download the blank forms from the website for use in your application.  With the exception of signatures, skills list entries and anesthesia records, hand written forms will not be accepted.  Include only the information requested.  Extraneous documents will not be accepted and may result in your application being rejected. This is a professional application and all efforts should be made by the applicant to ensure it is an example of their highest quality of work.