VT to VTS, What it Takes to Become a Veterinary Technician Specialist! (1134)
Veterinary Technology |  Personal/Professional Development
Saturday |  2:00 PM -  2:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||211




Brandy Helewa CVT, RVT, VTS (ECC)
FSM Consulting Services

Brandy Helewa has been in the veterinary field since 1995, and has been in emergency/critical care since 2002. She currently works full time for the Veterinary Support Personal Network and VIN. She has authored articles for websites and journals and has reviewed several textbooks for VSPN and for the NAVTA Journal. She was a founding member of the Veterinary Health Care Team of Arizona and is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). She has also been the State Representative to NAVTA and in 2005, was the Arizona Veterinary Technician of the Year. In 2012, she passed the VTS exam in Emergency in Critical Care. She is Co-Chair of the AVECCT Mentor Committee and a NAVTA Legal Committee member. She provides hands-on labs and lectures for colleagues, coworkers and students, and began lecturing internationally in 2012. Her passion is providing interesting, relevant and challenging continuing education to her colleagues while also working to elevate the status of the veterinary technology profession and the capabilities of veterinary technicians around the world alongside Liz Hughston, Med, RVT, VTS(SAIM, ECC) and their company, BIZ Group, LLC.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


For those considering obtaining a VTS, the process can be scary and daunting. For those who have obtained their VTS, knowing what to do with the new credentials can be overwhelming. Discussion will include preparing for (any) VTS, test taking strategies, methods of support and study, and what to do if you do (or don't) pass your exam.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify the different Academies available for VTS application submission

2. Describe the application process in detail

3. Identify the support needed to be successful at the process of becoming a VTS

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