The Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Diagnostic Imaging is dedicated to enabling the accredited veterinary technician the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills to achieve their goal and receive the recognition title: Veterinary Technician Specialist in the field of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (VTS-DI).

The VTS-DI specialty certification is conferred for a period of five (5) years, beginning on the first day of the month that the examination is passed and ending on the same date five (5) years later.

NAVTA has officially announced the diagnostic imaging specialty as having received provisional recognition on August, 8 2018.

Refer to the sections to the right to learn more on the certification process: 

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2020 EXAMINATION
CREDENTIALS REQUIREMENTS THAT EACH APPLICANT MUST SUBMIT
PRIOR TO BE DECLARED ELIGIBLE FOR EXAMINATION:

Pre-Application:

  • Be a veterinary technician/nurse who has graduated from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) or Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) accredited education program and/or is credentialed to practice as a veterinary technician/nurse by a recognized credentialing body in the United States, Canada, or other country;
  • Show evidence of a passing score on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) or State licensing exam if they did not graduate from an accredited Veterinary Technology program;
  • Five to seven years (a minimum of 10,000 hrs.) of work experience or its equivalent in the field of veterinary medicine with 75% of that work experience (7,500 hrs.) dedicated in the field of Diagnostic Imaging, clinical or research based. All work experience must be completed within five years prior to the application;
  • Provide two (2) letters of recommendation (refer to Articles and Bylaws for approved references), submitted separately and confidentially to the AVTDI.
  • Waiver, Release and Indemnity Agreement
  • Pre-Application fee

All Pre-Application requirements are to be submitted directly on the
AVTDI Pre-Application packet by October 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM (E.S.T)

 

Final Application:

Please note: Submission of the AVTDI Final Application is only applicable to those applicants who have been accepted through the AVTDI Pre-Application process.

Completion of the Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Skills Form:

  • The skills form documents those skills that have not been simply performed but mastered by the candidate and are necessary to practice as a veterinary technician at an advanced level in the field of diagnostic imaging.
  • The skills form may be completed within the last five (5) years immediately prior to submitting the application;
  • Skills in Section B (Advanced Imaging and Contrast Examinations) may be duplicated only if those skills are demonstrated using a different modality. Section A (General Radiology) and Section C (Supplemental Skills/Nursing and Pharmacology) may not be duplicated.
  • Refer to the AVTDI Articles and Bylaws for approved signers for skills form and for additional information on completing this form.

Case Record Logs:

  • Case record logs are to be maintained for one (1) year immediately preceding the submission of the application. The cases shall reflect the mastery of general radiology knowledge and advanced imaging skills required to be applied for imaging of multiple species of veterinary patients;
  • A minimum of forty-five (45) cases must be recorded, not to exceed sixty (60);
  • Recorded cases should have a minimum of two (2) species documented;
  • A minimum of one (1) skill from the veterinary diagnostic imaging skills form should be cross referenced in each case log.

Detailed Case Reports:

  • Six (6) detailed case reports are to be maintained for one (1) year immediately preceding the submission of the pre-application. Each detailed case report is to be submitted by the candidate and must demonstrate expertise in management of imaging clinical cases.
  • Recorded cases should have a minimum of two (2) species documented;
  • Refer to the AVTDI Articles and Bylaws for more information on requirements for detailed case report submission.

Continuing Education:

  • A minimum of forty (40) continuing education (CE) hours related to veterinary diagnostic imaging and advanced imaging modalities.

Other:

  • Submit (5) examination questions for potential future use
  • Final Application fee

All Final Application requirements are to be submitted directly on the
AVTDI Final Application Packet by February 1, 2020 at 12:00 AM (E.S.T)

The AVTDI Final Application window will be open on October 1st, 2019

 

2020 EXAMINATION
THE FIRST AVTDI APPLICANT EXAMINATION
TESTING DATE: OCTOBER 21-24, 2020
LOCATION: ACVR CONFERENCE IN RENO, NEVADA