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  • 1 Our Mission

    The mission of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians (AVNT) is to advance the area of and promote excellence in the discipline of veterinary nutrition.

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  • 2 Credentials

    A VTS (Nutrition) should have the knowledge required to assist a veterinarian and provide the support needed to carry out prescribed orders regarding the nutritional care or treatment of patients.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians (AVNT) is to advance the area of and promote excellence in the discipline of veterinary nutrition. The AVNT provides a process by which veterinary technicians may become certified as a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in the field of nutrition thereby increasing the competence of those practicing in the field of veterinary nutrition.  The AVNT mission is to enhance the skills and knowledge of veterinary nutrition technicians and promote technicians as integral members of the veterinary nutrition team.

Objectives

a. Promote advancement and high standards of practice for those accredited veterinary technicians involved in veterinary nutrition.
b. Establish education and experience prerequisites leading to certification in the veterinary technician specialty of nutrition.
c. Examine and certify veterinary technicians as specialized team members in veterinary nutrition.
d. Encourage research and other contributions to knowledge relating to nutrition.
e. Promote continuing education and dissemination of knowledge relating to veterinary nutrition.

 

AVNT Members:

  1. Kara Burns, MS, Med, LVT, VTS (Nutrition)- President- elect
  2. Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)- President
  3. Vicky Ograin, MBA, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)- Secretary
  4. Mindy Bough, MS, CVT, VTS (Nutrition)
  5. Cheryl Holloway, BS, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)
  6. Charlotte Higgins, AS, CVT, VTS (Nutrition)
  7. Jackie Erb, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)
  8. Sophie Lord, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)
  9. Tamberlyn Moyers, LVMT, VTS (Nutrition)
  10. Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition)
  11. Shoshana Verton- Shaw, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)
  12. Nicola Ackerman, BSc(Hons) RVN Cert SAN Cert ECC A1 V1 C-SQP HonsMBVNA, VTS (Nutrition)
  13. Melanie Codi, LVT, CVT, VTS (Nutrition)
  14. Kelly Gredner, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)
  15. Victoria L. Kirby, LVT, VTS (SAIM, Nutrition)
  16. Jessica Nelson, A.A.S., CVT, VTS (Nutrition)

Candidates

Option 1: What are the requirements for VTS (Nutrition) credentialing?
Option 2: I want to be a VTS (Nutrition) specialist!
Option 3: Steps for VTS (Nutrition) credentialing

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Members

Option 1: How do I become a member of AVNT?
Option 2: What are the benefits for becoming a member of AVNT?
Option 3: Opportunities for AVNT members.

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Contact

Kara M. Burns
28276 Homestead Road, Wamego, KS 66547

Phone:
Cell: 785-221-1124
Fax: 800-548-8329
Email: nutritiontechs@aol.com
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