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!

ACVR 2020 Virtual Conference

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic,

The ACVR 2020 Scientific Conference is now scheduled to be held virtually, on October 19-23, 2020 from the comfort of your own home!

  • The AVTDI Technician CE track will be held virtually on October 20th, 2020.
  • Technicians will be able to use virtual CE credits as in-person attendance for imaging CE requirements of the AVTDI applicants.
  • Imaging technicians may receive a reduced conference rates with a letter from their affiliated practice where they work.Upload letter to the ACVR website when registering before October 1st.
  • $300 coupon for reduced Veterinary Technician rate
  • $550 for regular non-members
  • Online conference agenda and more to follow!

    Click the ACVR image for registration dates, and further information on the reduced registry rate and more!

Check back to our continuing education page here on our website or our Facebook page for registration dates and the Online conference agenda!


There have been multiple credential requirement changes for our 2021 VTS-DI applicants.

All 2021 applicants must use the updated 2021 application packet.

Please refer to the Credential Requirements section within our bylaws as well as our Credential Requirements page for more information.

Stay Informed...

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