The American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians and Assistants (AAEVT) is a sister organization to the AAEP and is a separate professional non-profit organization. Membership in the AAEVT is open to all veterinary technicians, assistants, and support staff with an equine interest AND those employed in the veterinary health care industry worldwide. Student membership is available for those currently enrolled in an AVMA/CVMA accredited program of veterinary technology. The AAEVT offers equine oriented CE courses focusing on all aspects of equine practice geared toward the needs, experience level and interests of all our members.
Membership is $ 60.00 for US and Canadian members. Student membership is $25.00 and International membership is $70.00. You are invited to join at any time during the membership year.
This Association is a Professional Association and is not for the general horse owning public.
We are building a relationship with the British Equine Nurses and the BVN Association, as well as looking at hosting regional meetings in Austraila and Canada. We now offer an online Equine Certification Program through ACT(www.aaevt.4act.com) and membership into the AAEVT Academy ( AEVNT) for Specialization in Equine Nursing will begin in 2011.
We offer Scholarships for those members interested in pursuing additional education through an AVMA/CVMA accredited veterinary technology program, or for those seeking to attend one of our Regional Symosiums, or for those enrolled in the AAEVT on line Equine Certificate Program.
AAEVT Mission Statement: To promote the health and welfare of the horse through the education and professional enrichment of the equine veterinary technician and assistant.
The objective and purpose of the AAEVT are:
- To promote and provide continuing educational opportunities that are relevant and accessible to equine technicians and assistants
- To encourage and improve communications between equine technicians and assistants by creating a network so we can share ideas, find others with similar interest and areas of expertise, and post job opportunities.
- To be more informed on legislative matters that affect the equine veterinary community
- To educate the public and the veterinary profession as to the value and benefits gained by employing and supporting trained para-professionals
- To promote and maintain professionalism and ethical behavior for all equine technicians and assistants and to improve the development of the vocation
- To promote and maintain the professional relationship between the AAEP and members of the AAEVT
- To assist in providing the best medical attention and practices to improve the health and welfare of the horse
- To provide resource and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry and the veterinary community that serves it.