Academy Information
Application Information
Small Animal-C/F & Feline
Exotic Companion Animal
Production Medicine
Members & Classifieds

              Welcome to the AVTCP

The Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice advances the profession of veterinary technology through recognition and support of veterinary technicians and veterinary nurses who demonstrate the highest standards of practice in clinical healthcare.

AVTCP is the ninth officially recognized veterinary technician specialty (VTS) and is modeled after the American Veterinary Medical Association accredited veterinary college, the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). Following the ABVP model, AVTCP has developed three initial species-specific categories, Canine/Feline, Exotic Companion Animal, and Production Medicine.

AVTCP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations made to our academy are tax deductible.

The credentialed veterinary technicians of the AVTCP are dedicated to providing superior, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care to clients and patients. Candidates are expected to be knowledgeable and demonstrate expertise in a broad range of clinical disciplines within their species specialty.

       CONGRATULATIONS NEW AVTCP                            MEMBERS!

    We are proud to announce our new 2016 members. All have worked incredibly hard to earn their title:                                                    VTS (Clinical Practice- Small Animal, Canine/Feline):

                                                               Sandra Conner
                                                               Kathleen Dunbar
                                                               Ciera Miller
                                                               Stephanie Smith
                                                               Lauren Seymour


Without the generous support of our sponsors, we would not exist! Please check out the great work they do to support veterinary medicine!


Central Aquatics is the World's largest producer of aquariums and terrariums, as well as being a leading supplier of high-end aquatic consumables. On behalf of AVTCP, particularly the Exotic Companion Animal specialty, we are humbled to have such a prestigious sponsor in our corner. Thank you Central Aquatics!

A new sponsor for our group has emerged this year- Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. This amazing group of dedicated individuals is helping us by sponsoring one of our specialists, Liza Rudolph, to lecture at our annual symposium this October in San Antonio. Their contributions are critical to our success as well as to furthering the education of technicians. Thank you VECCS!! Liza will put your sponsorship to very good use!

Another year of support from the generous people at Zoetis Inc. We appreciate all they do for veterinary medicine, and for their support of our specialty!


We are so lucky to have an amazing variety of sponsors who believe in our mission as veterinary technicians pioneering our profession as specialists in clinical practice. AHS has been there for us, and we are so grateful to their support.

We are so thrilled to have a new sponsor this year- A big THANK YOU to Brief Media, formerly Educational Concepts. We are honored to have this reputable company, who is responsible for such valuable veterinary publications, supporting us!

Hill's repeated sponsorship to our academy is invaluable and so appreciated! Thanks to their support, our AVTCP lecture track at the ABVP conference in October is certain to be a success!  Thanks Hill's!