NAVTA is a dynamic community of Credentialed Veterinary Technicians

We are dedicated to advancing the profession of veterinary nursing through advocacy, awareness, and professional development.

With a strategic plan providing clear direction, and enhanced new programs, it makes more sense than ever to be part of the NAVTA family


NAVTA will be the advocate for professional standards in veterinary nursing.


NAVTA will be structured, governed and aligned to maximize financial, staff, and volunteer resources to meet our goals.

Professional Development

NAVTA will support and encourage members to expand their knowledge and expertise in veterinary nursing.


The public and the veterinary community will recognize and respect the vital role of the veterinary nursing professional.


NAVTA will be a growing community of members who find participation relevant and valuable.

National Veterinary Technician Week

Celebrated annually to recognize and promote the valuable contributions of Credentialed Veterinary Technicians.

Member Benefits

Never was it more important than now for you to be part of the NAVTA family so we can help you get the recognition you deserve. Join or renew your membership now so you don’t miss out on any of these great benefits.

As a NAVTA member, you know that NAVTA serves as the voice for the profession both within the entire veterinary industry and to the public. Never was it more important than now for you to be part of the NAVTA family so we can help you get the recognition you deserve.


The NAVTA Journal, the industry’s online e-publication dedicated to Veterinary Technicians.

Fear Free

20% Discount on FearFree Certification for NAVTA Members!

I Love Veterinary

NAVTA members receive 15% off every purchase with I Love Veterinary.

Cat Friendly Certificate Program

NAVTA members receive 30% off The American Association of Feline Practitioners' Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional Certificate.

And Many More…

Membership Options

Lend your voice to the future of the profession.
Associate Members



Any individual not meeting the requirements of a Credentialed Member or Student member, 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/nurses who reside in the USA, and veterinary assistants.

*Please note Associate Membership is also available to individuals who reside outside of the USA. Please click "Register" below to see pricing options.

Credentialed Members



Receive a 20% discount if you are a member of your State Association or VTS Academy ($60 per year)

An individual who is certified, licensed, or registered as a veterinary technician or veterinary nurse, and who resides in the United States of America. Credentialed members are entitled to vote and hold an elected office. Credentialed members must live in the United States.

Student Members



An individual enrolled in an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology or veterinary nursing education program (that does not have a Student Chapter of NAVTA) and is entitled to all benefits of an Associate Member.

Still have questions? We're here to help.

The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) was formed in East Lansing, Mich., in 1981 with the goal of allowing veterinary technicians to give input on national issues involving the veterinary profession. Since then, NAVTA has grown and seen many successes, including the declaration of National Veterinary Technician Week, the formation of the Committee on Veterinary Technician Specialties, the Veterinary Nurse Initiative, and much more. Your membership lends your voice to the future of the profession. With input from our members, NAVTA is able to advance the veterinary technology/nursing profession.
Your membership is by calendar year and expires December 31st each year. *Membership fees are not prorated

Your membership must be current and in good standing. Click HERE and you will be prompted to sign in to your account. For help accessing your user name and password, email us at

At the top right of the website select “sign-in”.

You will be prompted to enter your “credentials” (username) and password.

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Log into your membership account using the “sign in” link at the top right of the website. When you log in, you will see a box with your name and an arrow. Click the arrow and then select “Account + Settings”. You will be taken to a new page where you will click on “Payment & History” on the left side. At the top of the page a display box with “Membership” can be found towards the middle. Click, and then click “View/Print My Membership Card”. This will display your member number.
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