The Mission of the
Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia
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.