Equine Veterinary Assistant and Technician Certification Program Application
List of Required Skills
AAEVT On Line Certification Program wet lab sign off
Purpose: To provide training – basic to advance – to those employed by the equine practitioner and those in the equine veterinary profession. AVMA accredited programs do not focus on the academics, skills, resources, and training required for proficiency as an equine veterinary assistant or technician; and since these skills are needed by the equine practitioner, the AAEVT will provide a certification program for the equine veterinary community outside of the accredited AVMA programs. This certification is not offered in lieu of or intended to replace any certification, licensure or registration received by attending an AVMA accredited program and taking the National Technician Boards and/or State Practical Exam Boards. While a State or an AVMA accredited program may accept some of these AAEVT courses as part of satisfying or adding to their program, this certification program will not satisfy any requirements required by the AVMA to take the National Technician Boards.
Please Fax completed application to: (760) 301-0349 or email to: DBReeder@gmail.com
Or send to: AAEVT c/o Deborah Reeder 1708 Redwing Street San Marcos, CA 92078
- Applicant must be a member of the AAEVT in good standing.
- Applicant must submit letter of intent as to reasons for taking the on line program as well as anticipated time frame for completion. Should there be circumstances that would require you to take longer than anticipated to complete the program, please communicate to the AAEVT in a timely fashion.
- Applicants must complete above application and submit to AAEVT Educational Committee c/o above contact information.
- Applicants must register with VSPN on line to take the courses
Program Outline: Program will consist of and include the following areas of study:
- Equine Veterinary Medical Terminology
- Equine Pharmacology
- Equine Anatomy and Physiology
- Equine Essentials: Basic Horse Care
- Equine Laboratory Diagnostics
- Equine Surgical Assistance and Anesthesia
- Equine Diagnostic Imaging and Emergency Medicine
- Large Animal Parisitology
- Equine Office Procedures
*** Approximate VSPN CEU = 51 hours and approximate cost = $1000.00(- books)
*** There will also be highly recommended courses
Program Rotations: Practical rotations where the following skills will be utilized:
- Horse Handling
- Equipment – maintenance and usage
- Injections, Treatments and Bandaging
- Laboratory equipment – procedures and reports
- Diagnostics Positioning
- Practice Management - Ambulatory/Office Procedures
- Intensive/Post Operative Care
- Surgery – circulating/anesthesia
- Must take all courses offered through the certification program.
- Intended length of program is one-two years, with certificate being presented at completion.
- If applicant has already taken a similar course, must submit a letter from their supervising DVM that they are proficient in this area.
- Applicants must attend one AAEVT Regional meeting/ AAEP AAEVT meeting during program to include one wet lab.
- Applicant will be signed off on the List of Required Skills by their supervising DVM, preferably an AAEP member in good standing. They will also be signed off on horsemanship skills during an AAEVT wet lab by an AAEVT assigned moderator.
- The AAEVT will certify applicants as having completed the AAEVT Equine Assistant Certification Program. This certification will be with the AAEVT only and will be recognized by the AAEP. This certificate does not qualify members as licensed, certified, registered etc. by the various states, AVMA or NAVTA.