The AAVSB Creates VTNE® Scholarship Award

The AAVSB is pleased to announce the Veterinary Technician National Examination® Scholarship Award to be awarded on an annual basis beginning Spring 2022. The AAVSB VTNE® Exam Scholarship Award is available to one graduating student recognized by their veterinary technology/nursing program faculty who fosters, cultivates, and preserves a culture of leadership, diversity, equity and inclusion, and treats everyone with respect and dignity.

Dr. Chris Runde, President of the AAVSB said, "We are happy to be able to support our Technicians through this scholarship opportunity. Veterinary Technicians are an integral part of the veterinary healthcare team and the AAVSB is proud to celebrate, recognize, and support their valuable contributions to the profession."

This award is given to a Veterinary Technician/Nursing student from an AVMA-CVTEA or CVMA accredited veterinary technology/nursing program who is expected to graduate no later than June of the calendar year in which the award is being given. This award is presented to an individual who represents outstanding leadership skills, academic achievement, inclusivity, diversity, and an upstanding commitment to the veterinary profession.

The award recipient is selected based on their commitment to leadership and to the veterinary profession. The AAVSB celebrates leadership skills as it refers to the behaviors that foster an environment where people feel welcomed, celebrated, and respected in the veterinary profession to best serve the animals and public in communities of varied backgrounds, community involvement and/or volunteerism, and how the recipient has demonstrated cultural humility and cultural competence as a veterinary professional.

Learn how to apply for the award, including an application requirements checklist.

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