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VTS Credentials

All About VTS Credentials

The Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) credentials are awarded to individuals who achieve certification from a NAVTA/CVTS-approved specialty academy.

The VTS credential is most common in the United States. 

As of April 2022, there are 16 NAVTA/CVTS-approved specialty academies. Click HERE for the complete list of NAVTA/CVTS-approved specialty academies.

Earning the VTS designation demonstrates advanced level of knowledge and skill in a chosen specialty area. Upon successful completion of the academy’s credentialing process and examination, you will earn the designation Veterinary Technician Specialist along with the right to use the VTS letters and logo.

Only individuals who achieve certification from a CVTS-approved specialty academy have the right to use the VTS letters and logo. If you suspect someone is misusing the VTS letters or logo, please contact NAVTA at

When you earn your VTS credential, the specialty academy will provide you with a logo that includes a line of text delineating your specialty area of certification.

Click below for a list of VTS members from every NAVTA-recognized specialty academy. The list is current as of March 2024. Please direct all questions about or corrections to this list to the specialty academy, not to NAVTA.