ASSOCIATION OF ZOO VETERINARY TECHNICIANS


"How Do I Become a Zoo Veterinary Technician?"

There isn't a single path leading to a career in zoo medicine and each zoological institution has individual requirements.
Below we offer some suggestions: (luck and timing may also play a role...)

  • Complete an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program. And no, one program isn't superior over another to gain zoo employment.
  • Become a credentialed veterinary technician (CVT, LVT, RVT) - requirements vary by state.
  • Extensive small and/or large animal medicine experience. Many current zoo vet techs started as small or large animal techs.
  • Intern/volunteer at a zoo - requirements and availability vary by institution.
  • Network with zoo vet techs. Attend the AZVT annual conference to meet zoo techs from around North America (and world). Join AZVT {membership includes reduced conference registration, quarterly newsletter, and access to the online Forum - a platform for zoo techs to post questions, ideas, and information.}

April 6-8, 2021
Roundtable Discussion via Zoom: The Field of Zoo/Aquatic Veterinary Medicine

Interested in a career as zoo or aquatic vet tech or just want to learn more about the field? Find your region on the map and register below - it's free.

General discussion topics include: an overview of zoo/aquatic veterinary medicine, the technician/nurse's role in the zoo/aquarium, and advice in acquiring employment. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions to the discussion.

Canada - April 8th @ 8pm CT
Great Lakes - April 6th @ 5:30pm CT
Great Plains - April 7th @ 6pm CT
Northeast - April 8th @ 6:30pm ET
Pacific - April 8th @ 6pm PT
Southeast - April 7th @ 5pm ET
Southwest - April 6th @ 4:30pm CT

 

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