Ever wondered why the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians was established?
The Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians is composed of a diverse group of individuals. Examples of fields where our technicians work include: a college professor, owners of private training businesses, working in private and specialty practices, an animal shelter, and performing service dog training. Not content to work in one area, we often participate in multiple activities that allow us to advance our skills and increase our knowledge.
Our collective experience has allowed us to establish an academy offering guidance to veterinary technicians from all walks of life as they strive to expand their roles in the veterinary technician field and become essential members of the veterinary behavior team.
Our mission statement summarizes why we exist:
The Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (AVBT) exists to promote excellence in the discipline of veterinary behavior medicine. The AVBT will provide a process by which veterinary technicians may become certified as a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in the field of behavior. The veterinary technician who becomes certified as a VTS (Behavior) will demonstrate superior knowledge in scientifically – and humanely – based techniques of behavior health, problem prevention, training, management, and behavior modification. The AVBT will advance the skills of veterinary technicians within the discipline of animal behavior and further their recognition as critical components of the veterinary behavior team in creating, maintaining, and strengthening the human-animal bond.
Our purpose is to become an essential part of the veterinary behavior team helping animals and their humans develop a life-long positive relationship.
Do you, or someone you know or work with, want to become a VTS (Behavior)? Visit our website at www.avbt.net for more information today! Let’s grow this very important field and help more veterinarians and patients in the process.