As many of you know, the AVTE Executive Board has been working hard for several years to balance the efficiency of our organization with providing the best membership experience for our members. For years, this was done by a volunteer Executive Board but as the membership grew, this became a daunting and impossible task for the Board to keep up with and so we hired a conference planner. Although very appreciative and happy with her services, we realized that we truly need an association management company to help with symposium planning, but more importantly, to manage the day to day operations of the AVTE. As reported to you earlier in the year, in 2016 we hired The FIRM Association Management Company to help with all of these aspects of running our association. You have already benefitted from some of the positive changes implemented by the FIRM including our weekly News Notes, improving website functionality (which will continue to improve as we transition to a new platform in 2017), consistent contact personnel for member questions, publication of our journal JAVTE, opening and populating a new YouTube Channel with member content, and last but certainly not least, organization and planning of the Symposium.

For those who have been members for a time, you realize what a bargain our membership dues have always been. We try to keep the costs as low as possible to encourage participation from as many educators and associate members as possible. It has been nearly seven years since the last time we asked for a vote to increase our membership dues. During that time, our membership numbers have increased, symposium attendance has increased, and the number of board members has decreased. It is time for a dues increase! Although we hired the FIRM in 2016, we waited until 2017 to ask for a dues increase. We also determined that it would be best to implement a one-time increase that would allow the Association to remain financially solvent without having to increase dues again in the near future. For these reasons the AVTE Executive Board asks that you vote in favor of an increase in dues to $70 per year beginning in 2017. Voting for this dues increase can be completed by visiting the AVTE website ( or via this link:

Voting will open on October 12th and will close on October 31st. Thank you in advance for your participation.


Jennifer Wells
AVTE President

Call for Papers - Manuscript Deadline Extended

Manuscripts must be submitted by October 31st to
Issue No. 4 – Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment

Also being accepted

- Quick Tip, submissions of approximately 250 words or less on the use of measurements, evaluation, and or assessments in the learning process.

- Book Reviews, submissions of approximately 400-500 words. A book review can be an opinion piece, summary review or scholarly review that provides an analysis based upon content, style, and merit.

- Optional topic, submissions of articles or quick tips unrelated to the theme for the issue may be submitted and considered for publication in the current or subsequent issues based upon space.

2017 AVTE Symposium Update

The AVTE 2017 symposium will be held at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, August 1-4, 2017.

 The hotel is located at 800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Hotel reservations can be made by calling 1-800-237-2133 or 1-866-505-7829.  To obtain the AVTE group rate please identify yourself as an AVTE attendee to receive the rate of $139 single or double. All reservations must be made by Monday, July 10, 2017 to receive this rate. The hotel maintains a 24 hour cancellation policy.  No further information is available at this time.  


The AVTE is Looking to Improve our Members Only Area

We would like to "beef up" our members only section.  Why reinvent the wheel?  Lets work together to improve our teaching abilities and make our lives easier!  If you have case studies, rubrics, photos etc. that you think other members might benefit from please send them to and she will list it in the members only area!   Please understand that your submissions will be available for other AVTE dues paid members to use.  


AVTE Dues Renewal 2017

Please read this entire page before starting the renewal process! 


If you have questions please contact:

Destiny Nance-Evans, Director of Membership
206 S. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701




AVTE INSTITUTIONAL MEMBER - INSTITUTION PAYING FOR MEMBERSHIP – Actively teaches in a veterinary technology program. You can add as many members as you wish for $40 per person.

AVTE ASSOCIATE INSTITUTIONAL MEMBER - INSTITUTION PAYING FOR MEMBERSHIP – Auxiliary staff that provides support in a program or supports veterinary technology through industry. You can add as many associate members as you wish for $20 per person.

AVTE Educator PAYING FOR YOURSELF – Actively teaches in a veterinary technology program. Only one member per application please. $40

AVTE Associate member PAYING FOR YOURSELF - Auxiliary staff that provides support in a program or supports veterinary technology through industry. Only one member per application please. $20