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AVZMT Examination Eligibility Requirements: A Summary

  • Be a graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program and/or credentialed [CVT/LVT/RVT] to practice as a veterinary technician in a state(s) or Province(s) in the United States or Canada.
  • Have active/current credentials to practice as a veterinary technician in the state/country in which they are currently working. The only exception would be for technicians working in states/countries that don’t offer formal credentialing for veterinary technicians. If this is the case, documentation must be submitted reflecting that no credentialing exists.
  • A minimum of 10,000 hours work experience in the field of zoological medicine. All experience must be completed with the seven (7) years prior to January 1st of the application year.
  • A minimum of forty (40) hours of continuing education (CE) in zoological medicine or related topics obtained within five (5) years immediately prior to January 1st of the application year.

       Related topics that would count for continuing education hours include, but are not limited to: general veterinary medicine, laboratory animal medicine, large/food animal medicine, regulatory topics, general clinical pathology, etc.

  • A current, 'Active' membership in the Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians (AZVT) is required; current membership in the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) is recommended.
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