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AAEVT Veterinary Technology Student Membership Program:

Click here for our VT Student Membership Program application -

VT Programs can enroll 8 of their students for $150.00 as student members of the AAEVT - good for one year.




 The AAEVT offers an online Equine Veterinary certification for VT Students. These courses are designed to provide training and education in various areas that will prepare students to be able to apply to and work in an equine practice. There are three main components in this self paced program: on line courses ( reading material, webinars, research, and comprehensive tests), attendance at an AAEVT approved CE program with wet labs, and submission of proficiency of a clinical skills list. 

For more details please go to the ACT AAEVT Tab.


The AAEVT has researched AVMA accredited Programs and recommends the following programs as they have some emphasis on equine or offer extra equine courses:

   Penn Foster College

Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology

Purdue University

Morehead State University

Baker College of Clinton Township

San Juan College

Yakima Valley Community College

February 12, 2015

The AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities accredited nine new veterinary technology programs at its Nov. 7-9, 2014, meeting in Schaumburg, Illinois. That brings the total number of accredited programs to 225. The new schools, which were given initial accreditation status, are as follows:
  • Colby Community College Distance Learning Program, Colby, Kansas
  • Heritage Institute, Fort Myers, Florida
  • Heritage College, Oklahoma City
  • Institute of Technical Arts, Casselberry, Florida
  • Midwest Institute, Fenton, Missouri
  • Milwaukee Career College, Milwaukee
  • Pima Medical Institute, Houston
  • Wright Career College, Overland Park, Kansas
  • YTI Career Institute, York, Pennsylvania

In other CVTEA actions, Anthem College in Phoenix; Baker College of Port Huron in Port Huron, Michigan; and Brown Mackie College in Michigan City, Indiana, requested and were granted terminal accreditation because of program closures.

Brigham Young University in Rexburg, Idaho; Sanford Brown Institute in Pittsburgh; and Vatterott College in Omaha, Nebraska remain on continued terminal accreditation.

Anthem College in Kansas City, Missouri; Kaplan College in Phoenix; Minnesota School of Business in Shakopee; Sanford Brown College in St. Peters, Missouri; and Sanford Brown College; Tysons Corner, Virginia, had their accreditation withdrawn on the basis of voluntary closure.

Terminal accreditation applies to programs that are voluntarily discontinuing. Graduates of terminally accredited programs are considered graduates of an accredited program. However, graduates of a program at the time accreditation is withdrawn are not considered graduates of a CVTEA-accredited program.

Of the 225 accredited programs, 23 offer a four-year degree, and nine offer distance-learning opportunities. There are 146 programs assigned full accreditation, 67 assigned initial accreditation, six assigned probationary accreditation, and the six mentioned earlier that have been assigned terminal accreditation. Alaska and Montana are the only states, along with the District of Columbia, that do not have CVTEA-accredited veterinary technology programs.

View the complete list here.

The CVTEA has 45 site visits scheduled for 2015, including 11 for new programs. There are currently 17 programs that have applied for accreditation.

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