National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America

:: Upcoming Events ::

Date: September 7, 2014
Vet and Tech Dental Course
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Date: September 9, 2014
Staying Current with Farm Animal Welfare Issues: A Review of the Science and Ethics
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Date: September 12, 2014
Creating a Behavior Team for Every Practice
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:: NAVTA News ::


July 14, 2014 Labrador retrievers are less vulnerable than golden retrievers to the long-term health effects of neutering, as evidenced by higher rates of certain joint disorders and devastating cancers, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Cali
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WVC Announces Veterinary Continuing Education Program

June 11, 2014 LAS VEGAS - Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) announced today the launch of local events for veterinary professionals seeking continuing education (CE) opportunities closer to home. The new program, called WVC On The Road, will feature day-l
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Who can join?

NAVTA welcomes anyone in the veterinary industry, including credentialed veterinary technicians, Veterinary Assistants, veterinarians, educators and students. 

NAVTA offers great benefits to our members!

Aside from being your industry voice to the public, NAVTA offers these and other great benefits:

  • Receive The NAVTA Journal and NAVTA e-newsletter
  • Access to members only sections on 
  • 20 percent membership discount if you are a specialist or member of your state's association
  • Savings up to 40 percent on health, life, long-term care insurance and more
  • Group discounts on benefits and insurance through Sound Healthcare.
  • Discounts at RenLor Stethoscopes, Embrace Pet Insurance, and Veterinary Pet Insurance
  • Discount car rentals and hotels
  • Working Advantage Program saves you up to 40 percent on movie tickets and rentals, discounts on tickets for the theatre, theme parks, sporting events, skiing, and more

Membership Levels

An Active Member * is a veterinary technician who has graduated from a program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and/or is licensed, certified or registered as a veterinary technician. Active members are entitled to vote and hold an elected office. Active members must live in the United States. Annual membership dues are $50. Discounts are offered to state association members and Veterinary Technician Specialists.*No refunds are permitted once the application has been made and processed. Membership are based on a calendar year, dues are not prorated, no exceptions.

An Associate Member* is anyone who is not eligible for Active Membership, but is interested in the Association's goals. Associate members can serve on committees but may not vote or hold an elected office. Associate membership is open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians who reside outside the USA and veterinary assistants. Annual dues are $50 for associate members.*No refunds are permitted once the application has been made and processed. Membership are based on a calendar year, dues are not prorated, no exceptions.

A Student Member**  is anyone enrolled as a full time student in an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program and is entitled to all benefits of an Associate Member. Student dues are $25 annually.**No refunds are permitted once the application has been made and processed. SCNAVTA dues apply to the unit as a whole and cannot be reduced, transferred or discounted. No previously paid NAVTA Membership dues will be applied towards or transferred to SCNAVTA Chapter dues.

If you have questions about your membership application or renewal, please click here and complete the membership inquiry form.


Learn why becoming a NAVTA member is so important to your profession!