At the direction of a veterinarian, CVTs
- instruct clients
- perform laboratory testing
- take radiographs
- provide skilled nursing care to animal patients
- administer medications
- assist in anesthesia and surgery
CVTs carry out their tasks with varying levels of supervision by a veterinarian, as specified by the Veterinary Practice Act.
- To be certified by the FVMA a CVT must
- graduate from an AVMA accredited veterinary technician program
- obtain a passing grade in the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE), which is administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB).
Meet our wonderful Certified Veterinary Technician's...
Cammie has been with AMC since 1994. She earned her CVT in 1999 and obtained a B.A.S. in Veterinary Technology in 2007. Her special interests include laboratory medicine and dentistry. Thankfully, her husband and son share a love of all creatures! They share their busy life with 3 dogs, 2 cats, assorted lizards and a few chickens too.
Melanie has been with AMC since 2001. She loves her co-workers and all aspects of her job. In her personal time she enjoys her church, singing and playing guitar, the beach, and spending time with her grandson, Wyatt.
Brandi graduated from the College of Southern Idaho with her degree in Veterinary Technology in 2010. She moved to Florida shortly afterwards, and joined the AMC team. She has a particular interest in intensive care nursing and all of the technical skills that entails. Her fur babies include 2 dogs, Trouble and Sydney, and 3 special needs kitties, Chloe, Harley and Goofus.
Cathy moved from Ohio to sunny Florida in 2015 and joined the AMC family in 2018. She has been in the animal care field for over 20 years and in 2012 she fulfilled her dream of becoming a CVT. Her passion and love for the animals shows in her care of the furry patients that come to the clinic. When she is not caring for the pets at AMC she spends her free time with her husband, 2 sons and a compliment of dogs, cats, chickens and turtles.
Tracey has been with AMC since 2003. She loves all kinds of animals, and has 4 ball pythons, a bearded dragon, 2 dogs and a bird as pets. She enjoys doing lab work and anesthesia.
Kelly graduated from Eastern Florida State College with her Veterinary Technology degree. Her primary clinical interest is dentistry. She has two fur babies, a cuddle bug of a Labrador Mix and a little Pit Bull.
Jane graduated from Eastern Florida State College with her degree in Veterinary Technology. Her clinical interests include dentistry and canine behavior, but her main interests are dogs, dogs and more dogs! She also likes riding her Harley when she is not teaching and showing her Australian Shepherds in agility.
Katy joined the AMC family in May 2004. She worked as a client service representative and a veterinary assistant before graduating from St. Petersburg College with her A.S. in Veterinary Technology in 2014. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary technology, but really loves building relationships with her patients and their people. She has four fur babies – two cats and two French bulldogs – and one human baby, who keep her quite busy! When she is not working she enjoys going to the zoo or park with her family, playing with pets, and doing anything crafty.