Certification for Equine Vet Techs and Assistants

Newsdate: Sun, 20 Mar 2011 - 10:45 am
Location: SAN MARCOS, California

The American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians and Assistants is offering an online Certification Program to  provide training from basic to advanced to those employed by  equine practitioners and those in the equine veterinary profession.

Since 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.

The program includes the following areas of study:

  1. Equine Veterinary Medical Terminology
  2. Equine Pharmacology
  3. Equine Anatomy and Physiology
  4. Equine Esstentials: Basic Horse Care
  5. Equine Laboratory Diagnostics
  6. Equine Surgical Assistance and Anesthesia
  7. Equine Diagnostic Imaging and Emergency Medicine
  8. Large Animal Parisitology
  9. Equine Office Procedures

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Flossie Sellers

As an animal lover since childhood, Flossie was delighted when Mark, the CEO and developer of EquiMed asked her to join his team of contributors.

She enrolled in My Horse University at Michigan State and completed a number of courses in everything related to horse health, nutrition, diseases and conditions, medications, hoof and dental care, barn safety, and first aid.

Staying  up-to-date on the latest developments in horse care and equine health is now a habit, and she enjoys sharing a wealth of information with horse owners everywhere..