Academy Of Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians

The Academy of Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians (AEVNT) is an independent organization designated by the NAVTA credentialing committee to assess a higher level of advanced knowledge and skills in equine nursing and award the credentials VTS-EVN to applicants who succeed in meeting the criteria  though an extensive application and examination.

Their Mission:
To Advance the education and professional recognition of credentialed equine veterinary technicians who display excellence in and dedication to providing superior nursing care to the equine patient.

What is the AEVNT?
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.
Is the Academy a school that I can attend?

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.

When am I eligible to apply for the AEVNT?

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 proceeding 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.

How do I start?

All the info about the Academy can be found on their website ( Details on the application process are  available under the “apply” tab. This includes all the current application deadlines, forms and application checklist.