About Us

Who we are

In 1972, a small group of Animal Health Technicians formed a professional group to provide professional guidance, recognition, and education to veterinary technicians and assistants in New Jersey. In 2008, the association became the AAVSB recognized veterinary technician credentialing organization within the state. Today’s NJVTA, a strong and progressive 501(C)3 non-profit organization, is the only organization in New Jersey dedicated to certified veterinary technicians as well as all members of the veterinary healthcare team.


The mission of the NJVTA is to promote life-long learning for the veterinary healthcare team by providing professional development and continuing education opportunities; to promote quality, compassionate care to ensure the health and well being of all creatures, great and small; to continually strengthen the membership and grow professional relationships with other associations within the veterinary medical profession.

The Veterinary Technicians Oath
I solemnly dedicate myself to aiding animals and society
by providing excellent care and services for animals,
by alleviating animal suffering, and by promoting public health.

I accept my obligations to practice my profession conscientiously
and with sensitivity, adhering to the profession’s Code of Ethics,
and furthering my knowledge and competence through a
commitment to lifelong learning.

National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America 1987