Who We Are

Veterinary Technicians dedicated to performing a higher level of veterinary diagnostic imaging:

  • Digital Radiographs
  • Hands-free Radiology
  • Fluoroscopic Special Procedures
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine Imaging
Hands-free Restraint

Mission Statement

To advance the education and professional recognition of credentialed veterinary technicians who display excellence and dedication to providing superior diagnostic imaging quality to the veterinary patient.



The Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Diagnostic Imaging exists to promote excellence in the discipline of Diagnostic Imaging. The Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Diagnostic Imaging will provide a process by which credentialed veterinary technicians/nurses may become recognized as a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in the field of diagnostic imaging (DI). Veterinary technicians who meet all requirements as a VTS-DI will demonstrate superior knowledge in scientifically and humanely based techniques of diagnostic imaging for all veterinary patients.

NAVTA recognized the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Diagnostic Imaging (AVTDI) on August 8, 2018 as the sixteenth veterinary technician specialty with the title of:

Veterinary Technician Specialist – Diagnostic Imaging (VTS-DI)

Important COVID-19 Update:

With ongoing changes and restrictions due to COVID-19, current approved
applicants for the 2020 exam and applicants that are preparing to submit for the
2021 exam process, will be informed of any changes or cancellations that may
take place as we are made aware of them.
Check back on our website News page here or on our Facebook page for more updates!

Credential Requirement Changes for 2021 Applicants:

There have been multiple credential requirement changes for our 2021 VTS-DI applicants. Please refer to the Credential Requirement section within our bylaws as well as our Credential Requirements page for more information.

VTS-DI Update:

August 1, 2019:

The first AVTDI Specialty Exam will be held at the ACVR Conference 2020 in Reno, Nevada on October 21-24, 2020.
Exact dates and testing information will be provided soon!


The VTS-DI 2020 Pre-Application, Final Application (on Oct. 1st) and other required document information is now available here on our website! Refer to our Certification Page for our Candidate Packet.

All of your pre-application documents all in one packet, to be emailed to our Committee directly through the packet.

We appreciate your continued patience as we go through this transition. Check back on our website News page here or on our Facebook page for more updates.

Thank you all for your continued support!

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