WELCOME TO THE VETERINARY NURSE INITIATIVE

Position Statements

Thank you for your endorsements…

Lincoln Memorial University

The Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) and Veterinary Medical Technology Program (LMU VMTP) supports the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI) and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA)…

MARS Incorporated

I am writing on behalf of Mars, Incorporated to provide our strong support for Senate Bill 2154, sponsored by Senator Mike Bell and currently pending in the Senate Committee on Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources, which would establish…

Ohio Association of Veterinary Technicians

The Ohio Association of Veterinary Technicians (OAVT) supports the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI) and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).

Portland Veterinary Medical Association

Portland Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) is in support of the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI) to pursue the establishment of the title of Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) for all credentialed veterinary technicians in the United States.

Michigan Association of Veterinary Technicians

The Michigan Association of Veterinary Technicians endorses the pursuit of the establishment of the national credential of Registered Veterinary Nurse by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).

Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine

The Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine (MSU CVM) supports the pursuit of the establishment of the national credential of Registered Veterinary Nurse by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).

Tennessee Veterinary Technicians Association

The Tennessee Veterinary Technicians Association (TVTA) supports the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI) and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).

University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine

I write on behalf of the veterinary faculty and credentialed veterinary technicians associated with the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Medical Center.

VetPartners

VetPartners is in support of the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI) and the nationwide effort to establish a single credential of Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN).  As a national nonprofit association of veterinary business specialists dedicated to serving the veterinary profession, VetPartners views the goals of the VNI…

Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association

The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) announces its endorsement of the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI), a coalition formed by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America  (NAVTA)…

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

My name is Richard Kevin High; I reside in Davidson County and work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  I’ve worked at Vanderbilt for 28 years and since 1993 have had the privilege of teaching in Vanderbilt’s Surgical Research Program working side by side with the Veterinary Medical Technicians here at Vanderbilt.

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

As home to one of the nation’s premier veterinary technology programs, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is supporting the effort by the Veterinary Nurse Initiative Coalition to create the Registered Veterinary Nurse national credential.

Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians

The Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians (AVDT) support the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI) and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) to pursue standardized credentialing standards, scope of practice, and the title of Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN) for all credentialed veterinary technicians in the United States.

Blue Ridge Community College

The Veterinary Technology Program at Blue Ridge Community College supports the National Veterinary Nurse Initiative and the title change of Licensed Veterinary Technician to Registered Veterinary Nurse

Tidewater Community College

The faculty and staff of the Veterinary Technology Program at Tidewater Community College endorses the title change from licensed veterinary technician to Registered Veterinary Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia Veterinary Medical Association

The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) endorses the title change of licensed veterinary technicians to Registered Veterinary Nurses. The efforts of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians Association and the Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians to establish a national credential of Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) is fully supported by the VVMA.

San Francisco SPCA

The San Francisco SPCA endorses efforts by the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI) and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) to establish standardized credentialing, scope of practice and the title of Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) for all credentialed veterinary technicians in the United States.

Ethos Veterinary Health

Ethos Veterinary Health (Ethos) has developed a position statement in support of NAVTA’s Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI). The initiative by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America is aimed at establishing a national credential for Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN). Ethos fully supports this work given its importance in improving patient care.

Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians (VALVT)

The Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians (VALVT) supports the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI) and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) in the pursuit of the establishment of a national credential of Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN).

Patterson Veterinary

Patterson Veterinary today announced its support of the Veterinary Nurse Initiative, an effort by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) to unite the veterinary technician profession under a single title, single credentialing requirements and single scope of practice.

Northern Virginia Community College

On behalf of the Northern Virginia Community College Veterinary Technology Curriculum Advisory Board (Advisory Board), we endorse the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI) to change the title of Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) to Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN). 

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