March 12, 2019 – Amy P., LVT, Lead Emergency and Critical Care Technician, recently earned the title of Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care, or VTS(EEC).
The Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians and Nurses (AVECCTN-VTS) has a very strict process to obtain this title. To be accepted into the VTS program, a technician must have at least three years of experience, complete 25 hours of continuing education, and show evidence of mastering advanced nursing skills. Candidates must also have a case log including a minimum of 50 Emergency & Critical Care (ECC) cases and four case reports in the past year. If accepted, technicians must then pass a rigorous board exam that is administered once a year at the Veterinary and Emergency and Critical Care Conference.
Those who fulfill all requirements are in an elite group – there are only 485 registered Emergency and Critical Care (or VTS(ECC)) members worldwide. We are proud to have Amy and her special skillset available to VREC patients.