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.

Sixteenth veterinary technician specialty recognized by NAVTA

Veterinary Technician Specialist – Diagnostic Imaging (VTS-DI)

AVTDI Job Analysis Survey

Please take a few moments to fill out our survey! This survey will benefit our Academy by further defining our role as Diagnostic Imaging Technician Specialist in the Veterinary Field.

Please feel free to send this out to fellow colleagues to broaden our survey sources!

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One of our very own AVTDI members will be speaking at this conference!

January 13-17, 2024

Important Updates for Applicants Applying for 2024 Examination

There have been multiple credential requirement changes for future VTS-DI applicants.

Please thoroughly read through our ByLaws and Certification Page for all updated changes.

CE Exceptions for 2024 Applications

Any qualifying imaging CE obtained virtually during the COVID pandemic (01/01//2020 - 12/31/2021) can be identified as attended in person.

Prior to and after these years, electronic/virtual CE/printed sources will fall under our limitation of no more than ten (10) CE hours as written in the bylaws.

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