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The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) is a non-profit association that represents and promotes the profession of Veterinary Technology.   Incorporated in 1981, NAVTA is the national organization devoted exclusively to developing and enhancing the profession of veterinary technology, through education, advocacy and promotion within the industry and to the general public. NAVTA is committed to education, career growth and the advancement of its members.

Whether you are a highly experienced veterinary technician or a newcomer to the veterinary health care team, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America has something to offer you.

Our GoalS

  • To influence the future of NAVTA members professional goals
  • To foster high standards of veterinary care
  • To promote the veterinary health care team

Who can join?
NAVTA welcomes anyone in the veterinary industry, including veterinary assistants, credentialed veterinary technicians, veterinarians, educators and students.

NAVTA offers great benefits to our members!

Aside from being your industry voice to the public, NAVTA offers these and other great benefits:

  • Receive The NAVTA Journal and NAVTA e-newsletter
  • Access to members only sections on
  • Access to the NAVTA Yahoo! Groups online community. Click here to join this group [then click "Join this group!"
  • 20% membership discount if you are a specialist or member of your state association
  • Savings up to 40% on health, life, long-term care insurance and more
  • Discounts at Barnes & Noble, RenLor Stethoscopes, Embrace Pet Insurance, and Veterinary Pet Insurance
  • Discount car rentals and hotels
  • Working Advantage Program saves you up to 40% on movie tickets and rentals, discounts on tickets for the theatre, theme parks, sporting events, skiing, and more

Membership Levels
An Active Member is a veterinary technician who has graduated from a program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and/or is licensed, certified, or registered as a veterinary technician. Active members are entitled to vote and hold an elected office. Active members must live in the United States.

An Associate Member is anyone who is not eligible for Active Membership, but is interested in the Association's goals. Associate members can serve on committees, but may not vote or hold an elected office. Associate membership is open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians residing outside the USA , and veterinary assistants.

A Student Member is anyone enrolled as a full time student in an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program and is entitled to all benefits of an Associate Member.

Contact NAVTA
1666 K Street, NW, Ste. 260 Washington, DC 20006
phone: 888.99.NAVTA(62882) 703.740.8737 | fax: 202.449.8560
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