North American Veterinary Technician Association (NAVTA) www.navta.net
The NAVTA site contains information on all things vet tech including student resources, continuing education, special events, information on pursuing a specialty, access to the NAVTA online journal, scholarship opportunities, state resources, and credentialing information.
New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians (NYSAVT) www.nysavt.org
The NYSAVT site includes a student center with information on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE), veterinary technology programs in New York State, and licensure requirements in New York State, along with current events, online journal access and discussions of the benefits of membership.
New York State Education Department Office of the Professions (NYSED) www.op.nysed.gov/home.html |
This site offers insight on general license, examination, and education requirements and fees necessary for obtaining a license in veterinary technology in New York State. The site also covers questions regarding transfer of credentials from another state.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) www.avma.org and its
Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)
The CVTEA link discusses the rigorous accreditation process of veterinary technician programs. The AVMA site holds important details about many aspects of the veterinary profession with information pertaining to both veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
World Organisation for Animal Heath (OIE) www.oie.int
Offers information on zoonoses, animal health and disease, food safety and animal welfare, veterinary services, and trade in animal products.
The Office International des Epizooties (OIE) was created in 1924. In May 2003, the Office became the World Organisation for Animal Health but kept its historical acronym OIE. The OIE is the intergovernmental organization responsible for improving animal health worldwide; it currently has 181 member countries and territories.
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) www.aaha.org/
The AAHA is the accrediting institution for companion animal practice in the United States. It offers free student membership and information on advanced Vet Tech training as well as basic companion animal care guidelines that are useful for clients.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) www.aspca.org
This non-profit organization began in the 1800s to prevent abuse of work horses. Today, its mission is to alleviate and prevent abuse and suffering of all animals. The site offers some health information, legislative action for animal protection, and animal adoption and pet-finder services.
Humane Society of the United States www.hsus.org
The Humane Society site explains and describes public-awareness campaigns, programs, legislation, activist alerts, and educational publications. There are numerous state-wide affiliated organizations.
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) www.wcs.org
The goal of the WCS is "to conserve the world's largest wild places in 16 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world's biodiversity." Its website includes career opportunities for veterinary technicians interested in zoological or aquarium medicine.
The Animal Welfare Act
The latest versions of the laws are posted here in full text.
United States Dept. of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library, Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)
The AWIC provides information on animal care and use in research, teaching, and testing; and alternatives to such use of animals.