Veterinary Care Elite

The Gold Standard in Veterinary Care

The AAVSB has created a standard program for veterinary professionals who demonstrate their commitment to performing at the highest level – Veterinary Care Elite.

Veterinary Care Elite program members are role models for colleagues, highly regarded in their workplace, and sought after by practices looking to hire exemplary professionals. This program benefits the broader veterinary community by identifying those that meet the greatest standards of achievement.

Program Standards

By enrolling in Veterinary Care Elite, veterinary technicians agree to maintaining the highest standard of a veterinary professional, including:

  • Graduating from an AVMA-CVTEA or CVMA accredited program in veterinary technology/nursing
  • Passing the Veterinary Technician National Exam ® (VTNE ®)
  • Maintaining at least one current credential from an AAVSB Member Board regulating veterinary technicians
  • Maintaining credentials in good standing
  • Completing 17 continuing education credits (12 medical, 5 non-medical, with 2 being in controlled substances, record keeping, DEI, veterinary wellness, or communication skills) annually as required by the Veterinary Care Elite program

Program Benefits

Veterinary Care Elite program members distinguish themselves from other veterinary professionals by voluntarily achieving the highest standards set by the veterinary medicine regulatory community.

Once admitted to the program, veterinary technicians will receive a variety of additional service and program benefits such as:

Instant access for licensure and regulation questions
Interactive map of jurisdictional requirements
Industry information tailored specifically for you
Display your commitment to high standards

Professional-level RACEtrack account to easily search for and track your CE, once you have reached Elite level
A discount on a VAULT Premium transfer service for Elite members

Enroll Now

Veterinary Care Elite is open to all credentialed veterinary technicians in all the AAVSB Member Board jurisdictions which regulate veterinary technicians and VTNE applicants who intend to be credentialed in those jurisdictions.

The cost to enroll in the program is $80 annually; VTNE applicants may enroll for $40 annually for two years when applying for membership in Veterinary Care Elite along with a VTNE application.

Credentialed Veterinary Technicians
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VTNE Applicants

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Please note: VTNE applicants will remain as “Veterinary Care Enrollee” status until passing the VTNE and becoming credentialed by an AAVSB Member Board. Once credentialed, their status will be upgraded to “Veterinary Care Elect.” Full “Veterinary Care Elite” status will be granted one year after becoming credentialed with no disciplinary actions

Advantages to the Greater Veterinary Community

Our staff at the AAVSB will work cooperatively with the Member Boards to house all information regarding specific jurisdiction credentialing requirements. Creating this licensure repository will ease the burden of repetitive requests for basic information from the Member Boards and provide Member Boards access to the AAVSB’s new continuing education auditing service, RACEtrack.

Even more significantly, the program promotes the importance of public protection through proper, efficient regulation of veterinary professionals and honors our promise to support the entire veterinary community.

Contact Information

Questions? Contact the Veterinary Care Elite team at [email protected]

For press and media inquiries, contact [email protected].

An AAVSB representative specialized in your question will get back to you

News & Updates

Elite members of Veterinary Care Elite can access a 50% discount on a VAULT Premium Transfer Service.

Veterinary Care Elite hosted a live demonstration on RACEtrack® with CE Broker