The Academy of Veterinary Clinical Pathology Technicians (AVCPT) thanks you for your interest in becoming a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Clinical Pathology – VTS (Clinical Pathology). AVCPT‘s purpose is to advance the area of and promote excellence in the discipline of veterinary clinical pathology. The veterinary technician specialist (VTS) in Clinical Pathology will demonstrate superior knowledge and performance of clinical pathology techniques, which will promote improved client service and confidence, as well as enhanced patient care.
Barb Lewis, MA, CVT, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
Sue Kolkka, AAS, LVT, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
Barbie Papajeski, MS, LVT, RLATG, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
Sharon Richardson, BS, LVT, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
Oreta Samples, DHSc, MPH, CVT (Inactive)
Pam Schendel, BS, RVT, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
Dan Walsh, MPS, RVT, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
The first official meeting of the organizing committee took place August 14, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington, Kentucky.
Photo Below: Sue Kolkka, Barbie Papajeski, Pam Schendel, Dan Walsh
Photo Above: Sue Kolkka, Barbie Papajeski, Barb Lewis, Dan Walsh
AVCPT was granted provisional approval by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America in November of 2011. We are pleased to become the eleventh veterinary technician specialty recognized and to be able to have potential candidates such as you help our specialty grow.
Provisional approval plaque presented to AVCPT at the North American Veterinary Conference in January 2012
The first credentialing exam was given in Louisville, KY, on Sept 2014. We currently have seven active AVCPT members who have earned the credentials VTS (Clinical Pathology).
Photo Above: Christina Benson
Photo Below: Pam Schendell, Barbie Papajeski, Barb Lewis, Dan Walsh