** NEW for 2021
The AAEVT Anesthesia Society Certification Process for 2021 may look a little different, due to the recent inability and current slow return to in-person meetings. The changes to the process are as follows:
1. If you have submitted a case report previously, please resubmit with the application this year for full evaluation.
2. Must have attended at least 2 Anesthesia Society CE events in the past 4 years.
3. The 2021 exam will be a take home exam that will be administered during AAEP. It will consist of 50 multiple choice questions and 5 short essay.
4. For more information regarding the complete certification process please see the following sections. All other deadlines are accurate for 2021.
Credential Requirements for Initial Certification
Credential Requirements dictate that each applicant, before he or she is declared eligible for examination, must:
- Must maintain a current annual membership with the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians (AAEVT)
- Must maintain a current annual membership with the AAEVT Anesthesia Society
- And must submit a Certification Fee of $100.00 to begin the certification process
iii. Renewal fee of $50.00 per year plus proof of CE – Anesthesia focus.
- Two years /a minimum of 3,000 hrs work experience or its equivalent in the field of equine veterinary technology, clinical or nursing based, with not less than 75% of their experience (a minimum of 2000 hrs) being dedicated to anesthesia of the equine patient. All experience must be completed within the three years prior to the application. A total of 3 years can be taken to achieve this certification.
- A minimum of Fifteen (15) continuing education (CE) hours related to equine veterinary anesthesia which can be done over the course of 2 years. (*** Will strive for minimum of 15 hours being offered at any one Anesthesia focused event sponsored by the Society).
- The continuing education must be completed within the last three years immediately prior to submitting the application
- The continuing education must be received from an accredited veterinary technician school, school of veterinary medicine, national or regional conference, or a conference sponsored by AAEVT or the academy of veterinary equine nursing technicians. Proof of attendance is required. All continuing education hours must be RACE approved or equivalent.
- At least 10 hours of the CE must be under the direction of an
approved AAEVT Society Instructor within a 2 year period.
- Provide the documentary evidence of advanced competence in equine veterinary anesthesia.
- A case record log is maintained for one (1) year immediately preceding the submission of the application.
- A minimum of Five (5) acceptable cases is required for application approval. The cases shall reflect the management of the equine patient under anesthesia and mastery of advanced veterinary equine anesthesia skills. The log should include the following: Date, Patient identification (name or number), species/breed, age, sex, weight, veterinary diagnosis, length of care, final outcome, and summary of equine veterinary anesthesia techniques and procedures performed by the applicant on the patient
- Two (2) letters of recommendations written by members from the following categories: a VTS-EVN, a veterinarian who is an AAEP member, or a veterinary Diplomat from the ACVS or ACVA, who are employed in equine practice.