Certification as a VTS (Anesthesia and Analgesia) promotes patient safety, consumer protection, professionalism and excellence in anesthesia care. The Veterinary Anesthesia arena is constantly evolving, thus, the attainment of competence is a continual activity. One of the primary means for assuring the public and the profession that the AVTAA Veterinary Technician Specialist is a highly qualified individual; is through our credentialing process.
The credentialing process is rigorous, however, it is not designed to be an obstacle to prevent candidates from becoming specialty certified. The process is intended to assure the public and the profession that specialty certified technicians are truly qualified. The credential requirements are straight forward although there are a few areas where the applicant will need to be watchful.