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Recent Testimony from one of our participants!

I throughly enjoyed this course and learned a ton. I know that the in-depth learning that has been provided to me through this course will help me to be an even more valuable employee to my practice, as well as allow me to provide better care to patients. It has also triggered me to look even more into areas of veterinary medicine that I wasn't aware I was interested in. Another area of insight that it has provided me with is the importance of not only competence but demeanor of all of the employees within the practice and how that effects practice success. 
Thank you so much for this opportunity and for all of the wonderful resources provided through this course. 


ACT AAEVT Brochure: /resource/resmgr/docs/aaevt_trifold2.pdf


Call:  800-357-3182  to enroll by phone  ( ACT office and provider of program)


or Deborah Reeder @  214-505-1548   for more information 

Purpose: To provide training – basic to advance – to those employed by the equine practitioner and those with an interest in the equine veterinary profession. You do not have to be a credentialed equine veterinary technician to go through this program. It is designed for credentialed VT's, assistants, receptionists, office mgrs, support staff,  AVMA VT students, or those pursuing a career in the equine veterinary profession. AVMA accredited programs do not focus on the academics, skills, resources, and training required for proficiency as an equine veterinary assistant or technician; and since these skills are needed by the equine practitioner, the AAEVT will provide a certification program for the equine veterinary community outside of the accredited AVMA programs. Those who complete the program will be recognized as AAEVT Certified Equine Veterinary Technicians/ Assistants (AEVT/ AEVA) depending on their current designation. This certification is not offered in lieu of or intended to replace any certification, licensure or registration received by attending an AVMA accredited program and taking the VTNE  and/or State Practical Exam Boards. While a State or an AVMA accredited program may accept some of these AAEVT courses as part of satisfying or adding to their program, this certification program will not satisfy any requirements required by the AVMA to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam Boards.


By completing this program and accepting The certificate of completion offered by the AAEVT, any participant and graduate of the program agrees to follow any State and National State Board of Veterinary Medicine Rules and Regulations and Practice Acts.

ist of Required Clinical Skills: ACTListofRequiredSkillsDR.xlsx  **** This is an Excel Document - please download and print off. These are to be submitted to Deborah Reeder via fax, email or postal mail when you have all of the skills signed off. These skills are to be signed off by an Equine DVM( preferably an AAEP member) or a credentialed technician working in an equine veterinary practice. You may work towards getting proficient in these skills and getting them signed off at any time during the completion of the program.


Wet Lab Sign Off Sheet:/resource/resmgr/docs/aaevt_on_line_certification_.pdf   **** This is to be signed and submitted to Deborah Reeder.  This form is signed off on by an AAEVT Board member who will be present at an approved AAEVT CE/Wet lab event. You will be evaluated on your horsemanship skills and your participation.  Please check for a list of approved CE events - or you will also be notified of any events or changes via the HoofBeats and the website CE page.

You must also order the  Required Text:  AAEVT Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians. Published by Wiley Blackwell. 
AAEVT members:   Use discount code   BP960 and receive   20 % off    Phone Toll-Free: 877.762.2974 • Fax Toll-Free: 800.605.2665  The retail price is $75.99 for the print book; however , AAEVT members can purchase the book (using the code BP960) for $60.79. 

Once you complete Course I - you will need to contact the ACT office ( 800 -357-3182)  to have Course II and Course III released to you. Course IV is in the works and we hope to have it available by the Fall of 2015.



Program is now approved for 20 hours of RACE CEU !!!


 AAEVT ACT      ****** Please go to this page to see sample video's and more information.


To sign up on line:


Price Sheet: as of 2/21/2015

$ 450.00 per course if paid individually ( 3 Courses total included in the Certificate program or can take individually without certificate)

$1250.00 if pay for all three courses up front.  Includes Certification.

Courses now include over 100 new videos and content and are now RACE CE approved !

Program offers 20 hours of RACE CE



Here is an example of the video training being offered:



Application Requirements:

  1. Applicant must be a member of the AAEVT in good standing. Participant must maintain their membership throughout the program.
  2. Applicant must be able to complete the program within 6-9 months. Should there be circumstances that would require you to take longer than anticipated to complete the program, please communicate to the AAEVT in a timely fashion ( Deborah Reeder). Each course should be completed within 2-3 months and the entire program including the list of proficiency skills and attendance at an AAEVT Regional Symposium should be completed within one year of registration date. We will extend time to attend a CE Event with a Wet Lab.
  3. Applicants must complete an application with ACT and submit to the AAEVT c/o Deborah Reeder for verification.
  4. Applicants must register with ACT and the AAEVT to take the courses. Payment is to be made to ACT.
  5. Applicants must submit proof of attendance at a CE event with a Wet Lab ( copy of CE Certificate) to Deborah Reeder.
  6. Applicants must be able to obtain 5 hours of AAEVT Approved CE each year in order to maintain certification. Proof must be submitted to Deborah Reeder by January 1 for the previous year. This does not have to be done in the year you complete your certification.

Program Outline:

Program will consist of and include the following areas of study:

  1. Equine Veterinary Medical Terminology

  2. Equine Anatomy and Physiology

  3. Equine Essentials: Basic Horse Care, Wellness, Dentistry, Reproduction and Restraint

  4. Equine Laboratory Diagnostics
  5. Equine Pharmacology
  6. Equine Surgical Assistance and Anesthesia

  7. Equine Diagnostic Imaging
  8. Equine Medical Treatment Protocols and Emergency Medicine

  9. Equine Parisitology

  10. Equine Office Procedures

You must successfully watch all video's ( this is tracked), read/review all materials and assignments and take all quizzes and exams. You must PASS all exams with a score of 80% and an overall average grade of 85. You may re-take an examination twice. 




  CALL 800-357-3182 TODAY to ENROLL


 Special Discounts available for VT Schools and for Practices who wish to enroll multiple staff ( 3 or more).... Contact Deborah Reeder for more details.   or   214-505-1548








Certification Requirements:

  1. Must take ALL the  courses offered through the certification program.You must successfully watch all video's ( this is tracked), read/review all materials and assignments and take all quizzes and exams. You must PASS all exams with a minimum score of 80% and an overall average grade of 85. You may re-take an examination twice.
  2. Intended length of program is 6 months with time allowed to be able to attend a CE event with a wet lab.  The certificate will be mailed to you upon verification of all requirements at completion. 

  3. If applicant has already taken a similar course, must submit a letter from their supervising DVM that they are proficient in this area.

  4. Applicants must attend one AAEVT Regional meeting/ AAEP AAEVT meeting during program to include one wet lab. You may submit an alternate option for approval. The meeting and wet lab requirement is for an AAEVT Board member to sign you off on your horsemanship skills and your participation in a wet lab and AAEVT sanctioned event.

  5. Applicant will be signed off on the List of Required Skills by their supervising DVM, preferably an AAEP member in good standing. They will also be signed off on horsemanship skills during an AAEVT wet lab by an AAEVT assigned moderator.

  6. The AAEVT will certify applicants as having completed the AAEVT Equine Assistant Certification Program. This certification will be with the AAEVT only and will be recognized by the AAEP. This certificate does not qualify members as licensed, certified, registered etc. by the various states, AVMA or NAVTA.


7. As of January 1, 2014 Certificate holders must obtain 5 hours of approved continuing education each calendar year in order to keep their certification current and in good standing with the AAEVT.  Approved CE sites and programs will be posted or you can contact Deborah Reeder for approval of a program.

Verification of CE needs to be submitted to Deborah Reeder by January 31 for the previous year.



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