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An emerging specialization: veterinary technician specialist in behavior
During an interview with dvm360®, Debbie A. Martin, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS (Behavior), broke down how to achieve a veterinary technician specialist in behavior and revealed why she believes it's growing in popularity.
Debbie A. Martin, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS (Behavior), is among only 24 veterinary technicians to have achieved the status of veterinary technician specialist in behavior, a credential originally recognized in 2008. In a dvm360® interview, she outlined how to obtain this specialization, plus why Fear Free may be the reason more veterinary professionals are intereseted in pursuing it.
View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.
Debbie A. Martin, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS (Behavior): The [VTS (Behavior)] specialty is growing, I think a lot because of Fear Free. Technicians are learning: 'Hey, this [is] pretty cool; we can affect behavior change in animals. This is so awesome, and we can do it in a fun and humane way.' And so [there is] just a bigger interest in behavior.