AAVSB Creates VTNE Celebrating Diversity Award

The AAVSB is thrilled to announce the AAVSB Veterinary Technician National Examination® Celebrating Diversity Award, which will be awarded on an annual basis beginning Spring 2021. The award recipient will receive a VTNE exam voucher for their VTNE online application.

AAVSB President Dr. Roger Redman said, "This award will help our Member Boards honor their commitment to celebrating the diverse backgrounds of the veterinary technicians that work tirelessly every day keeping our pets, livestock, and wildlife safe."

Watch the video of AAVSB Executive Director Jim Penrod announcing the award.

This award will be given to a veterinary technician/nursing student from an AVMA-CVTEA or CVMA accredited veterinary technology/nursing program who is expected to graduate no later than June of the calendar year. This award will be presented to a minority student who has been traditionally underrepresented in the veterinary technician profession, inclusive of Black/African American, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asians and Pacific Islanders, Hispanic/Latinx, LGBTQ, and students with disabilities.

The award recipient will be selected based on their commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and treating everyone with respect and dignity.

Learn how to apply for the award, including an application requirements checklist.

If you have any questions, please contact us at vettech@aavsb.org.

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