While the VNI does not encourage nor discourage program and degree name changes to “Veterinary Nursing”, we respect each program’s choices.
The following programs have made changes to become Veterinary Nursing Programs.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Are Veterinary Nursing Programs accredited by the AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)?
A. The AVMA CVTEA has stated that their accreditation is based on curriculum standards and not on degree of program name. The programs listed below are accredited by AVMA CVTEA. Just like how there are veterinary technology programs that are not accredited by the AVMA CVTEA, there may be veterinary nursing programs that are not accredited by the AVMA CVTEA. Please check with the program and AVMA’s list of accredited programs for the most up-to-date information regarding accreditation.
Additionally, the AVMA policy on veterinary technology states the following, that they consider credentialed veterinary technicians and veterinary nurses to be equivalent: