The Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia (AVTAA) exists to promote interest in the discipline of veterinary anesthesia. The Academy provides a process by which a veterinary technician may become certified as a Veterinary Technician Specialist (Anesthesia & Analgesia). The Academy provides the opportunity for members to enhance their knowledge and skills in the field of veterinary anesthesia.
The Veterinary Technician who becomes certified as a VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia) demonstrates superior knowledge in the care and management of anesthesia cases.
Certification as a VTS (Anesthesia & 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.