The AVMA has done away with geographical boundaries for accredited technician programs between the United States and Canada.
Canadian animal health technologists can now take advantage of specialty and four-year programs only offered in the United States. A recent decision by the AVMA does away with geographical boundaries for accredited technician programs between the United States and Canada and acknowledges Canadian accreditation rules. The decision comes 15 years after Canadian animal technologists initiated efforts to streamline requirements and open access to continuing education opportunities available in the United States.
Technicians can now transfer continuing education and practical experience that they've gained between the two countries. Previously, Canadian technologists who obtained specialty training in the United States, but wanted to practice in Canada, were not allowed to transfer a specialty designation across the border.