ARTICLE I- Membership

Section 1: Charter Members

Members of the Organizing Committee must qualify by meeting all the following requirements as stated by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) for their Committee for Veterinary Technician Specialties (CVTS) and been granted the Veterinary Technician Specialist (Dentistry) designation.

  1. Must have graduated from an AVMA accredited program.
  2. Must have been practicing veterinary medicine for at least seven years.
  3. Must devote at least seventy-five percent (75%) of his/her time to veterinary dentistry.
  4. Must be a member in good standing of NAVTA.
  5. Must have advanced training in dentistry and have demonstrated competency through teaching, researching or practice in dentistry.
  6. VTS (Dentistry) status shall be granted to Organizing Committee members by a vote of the Organizing Committee after the AVDT’s first examination has been administered.
  7. Shall be granted all rights and responsibilities of active membership.

Section 2: Active Membership

  1. Must have graduated from an AVMA accredited program or have current credentialing within the state they are employed.
  2. Have fulfilled the training requirements as approved by the Board of Directors of the AVDT.
  3. Passed an examination administered by the AVDT.
  4. Maintain all dues and memberships required by the AVDT by stated deadlines.
  5. Maintain membership to National Veterinary Technician Association in America and the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry.
  6. Maintain high ethical and professional standing as discussed in the Code of Conduct Policy.
  7. Shall be granted the right to vote at membership meetings, elect officers and hold elected office.
  8. Granted rights to use designation Veterinary Technician Specialist (Dentistry), VTS (Dentistry).

Section 3: Inactive Membership

  1. Must currently be an Active Member, in good standing, at time of status request.
  2. Must request Inactive Membership in compliance with all regulations discussed in the Request for Status Change Policy.
  3. Maintain all dues and memberships required by the AVDT by stated deadlines.
  4. May not hold any voting privileges during meetings or elections.
  5. May not hold elected office or serve on any committees.
  6. May not maintain rights to designation of Veterinary Technician Specialist (Dentistry), VTS (Dentistry).

Section 4: Retired Membership

  1. Must currently be an Active Member, in good standing, at the time of status request.
  2. Must request Retired Membership in compliance with all regulations discussed in the Request for Status Change Policy.
  3. Maintain high ethical and professional standing as discussed in the Code of Conduct Policy.
  4. Shall submit annual dues at half the currently designated Active Member rate.
  5. Shall be granted the right to vote at membership meetings, elect officers and hold elected office.

Section 5: Life Membership

  1. Must be a currently active member in good standing, and maintained such status for the previous, consecutive fifteen (15) year.
  2. Will be awarded a meritorious service award on the anniversary of the fifteenth year of membership.
  3. Maintain high ethical and professional standing as discussed in the Code of Conduct Policy.
  4. Upon retirement from active veterinary employment, shall become Life Member.
  5. Shall submit annual dues at half the currently designated Active Member rate.
  6. Shall be granted the right to vote at membership meetings, elect officers and hold elected office.

Section 6: Honorary Membership

  1. Must be a major contributor to the advancement of veterinary technicians in the field of veterinary dentistry.  Individual must have demonstrated by their life and work, rendered conspicuous service to veterinary technicians in organized veterinary medicine in due form.
  2. Elected to status by two-thirds (2/3) affirmative vote by eligible members.
  3. Shall have all annual dues for the AVDT waived.
  4.  May not hold any voting privileges during meetings or elections.
  5. May not hold elected office or serve on any committees.
  6. May use the designation of Veterinary Technician Specialist Honorary (Dentistry), VTS-H (Dentistry).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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