We are Veterinary Technicians who are dedicated to performing a higher level of veterinary Diagnostic Imaging modalities such as:
- Digital Radiographs
- Hands-free Radiology Techniques
- Fluoroscopic Special Procedures
- CT Scan
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear Medicine Imaging
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). The 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.
Our 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.
Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Diagnostic Imaging
A group of Veterinary Technicians attending the ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting in St. Louis, MO expressed an interest in forming a new Veterinary Technician Specialty in Diagnostic Imaging.
After networking with other Veterinary Technicians cross the country it was decided to form a chair committee to start the petition process with NAVTA for a proposed new specialty in Diagnostic Imaging.
The first official meeting for the Chair Committee Members was held in January 2016 to discuss the details of the petition process with NAVTA.
The first official executive fall board meeting for the AVTDI was held at the ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, FL.
The ACVR Executive Council officially supported the formation of a Veterinary Technician Specialty in Diagnostic Imaging.
The AVTDI was officially incorporated in the State of RI as a non-profit for education. The AVTDI website and VTS-DI Facebook account were started to update future members in the petition process. The first petition to NAVTA was formally submitted but returned for required edits.
The official executive fall board meeting for the AVTDI was held at the ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
The Executive Council of ACVR officially authorized the AVDI to hold future CE venues for Imaging Technicians at the ACVR conference
The AVTDI chair committee members continued the editing process for the petition as well as planning the first annual imaging technician CE at the ACVR/IVRA Joint Scientific Meeting in Fort Worth, TX. The petition to NAVTA was formally accepted in August 2018 to form the sixteenth Veterinary Technician Specialty for NAVTA.
The official executive fall board meeting for the AVTDI was held at the ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting in Fort Worth, TX.
The applicant information is posted on the AVTDI website January 2019.
The second annual imaging technician CE will be held at the ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, MD.
Formal applications will be accepted after January 2020. The first formal exam will be held at the ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting October 2020.
AVTDI Officers with NAVTA
Our organizing committee members of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Diagnostic Imaging include:
Amy Cardwell, CVT
Sara Hunt, CVT
Danielle Mauragis, CVT
Member at Large
Ashley Jenner, RVT
Hollye Callis, LVT
Member at Large
Theresa L. Critcher, RVT
Jacqueline Bellan, LVMT
Dorothy Sharp, LVMT
Member at Large
Janet Paquette, LVMT
Retired Member at Large