The Academy of Veterinary Zoological Medicine Technicians [AVZMT] is a
provisionally approved specialty by the National Association of Veterinary
Technicians in America [NAVTA]. Veterinary technicians who successfully meet the
credential requirements and pass the AVZMT examination are designated as
Veterinary Technician Specialists - Zoo [VTS (Zoo)].
Recognized in 2009, AVZMT was created for vet techs working in one of the smallest
categories of veterinary medicine, zoological. AVZMT is a small, exclusive family of
<20 specialists - slowly, yet steadily growing each year.

AVZMT is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

AVZMT Executive Board

Jane Merkel, RVT, VTS (Zoo)
Saint Louis Zoo

Vice President
Heather Scott, RVT, VTS (Zoo)
North Carolina Zoological Park

Dianna Lydick, LVT, VTS (Zoo)
Dallas Zoo

Bonnie Soule, CVT, VTS (Zoo)
Roger Williams Park Zoo

Marianne Zeitz, RVT, VTS (Zoo)
San Diego Zoo

Constitution & Bylaws (link coming soon)

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