The Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians  (AVBT) exists to promote excellence in the discipline of veterinary behavior medicine. The AVBT will provide a process by which veterinary technicians may become certified as a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in the field of behavior. The veterinary technician who becomes certified as a VTS (Behavior) will demonstrate superior knowledge in scientifically – and humanely – based techniques of behavior health, problem prevention, training, management, and behavior modification. The AVBT will advance the skills of veterinary technicians within the discipline of animal behavior and further their recognition as critical components of the veterinary behavior team in creating, maintaining, and strengthening the human-animal bond.

The Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians(SVBT) enriches human animal interactions by promoting scientifically based techniques of training, management, and behavior modification. SVBT provides a forum for discussion and continuing education while working with allied professional organizations to strengthen the veterinary health care team.

  clinical behavior education For Your entire veterinary team

December 9th to 11th, 2016

Oquendo Center  Las Vegas, NV

Presented by AVSAB, SVBT, and AVBT 


It all starts here

Bringing Behavior into your practice.  Learn what you can do to benefit your staff, your patients, and your clients.



Our early-bird prices (AVSAB/SVBT member: $320;  Non members $370) end 9/30/16.

Important Notice:

When you register through Eventbee, the general registration fee does not include hands-on participation in the live-animal labs.  If you wish to participate in the labs, there is a $48 additional fee per lab.  Non-participants will be able to view the labs' activities.

​You can give

your  patients 

better care

Simple behavior techniques help you

and your patients

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) is a group of veterinarians and research scientists dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through an understanding of animal behavior.  AVSAB's mission is to promote the understanding of applied animal behavior through collaborative, scientific efforts that foster compassionate and respectful interactions with animals.  




Thanks to our sponsor

A comprehensive

team approAch 

All staff members contribute to a low-stress, positive experience for clients and patients