Charter Members

Barb Lewis, MA, CVT, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
Sue Kolkka, AAS, LVT, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
Barbie Papajeski, MS, LVT, RLATG, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
Sharon Richardson, BS, LVT, VTS (Clinical Pathology)
Oreta Samples, DHSc, MPH, CVT (Inactive)
Pam Schendel, BS, RVT, VTS (Clinical Pathology) 
Dan Walsh, MPS, RVT, VTS (Clinical Pathology)

The first official meeting of the organizing committee took place August 14, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington, Kentucky.

From Left to Right: Sue Kolkka, Barbie Papajeski, Pam Schendel, & Dan Walsh

From Left to Right: Sue Kolkka Barbie Papajeski, Barb Lewis, & Dan Walsh

2011 - Provisional Approval

AVCPT was granted provisional approval by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America in November of 2011. We are pleased to become the eleventh veterinary technician specialty recognized and to be able to have potential candidates such as you help our specialty grow.

Provisional approval plaque presented to AVCPT at the North American Veterinary Conference in January 2012

2014 - First Credentialing Exam

Congratulations to Christina Benson, who passed the exam given in Louisville, KY in September!

The proctors included pam shendell, barbie papajeski, barb lewis, & dan walsh (pictured below)

2015 Exam

Congratulations to Lori Balliet, our 2015 successful VTS (Clinical Pathology) candidate.

2016 Exam

Congratulations to Brianne Bellwood who is our first international candidate and our 2016 successful VTS (Clinical Pathology) candidate.

2020 Exam

Congratulations to Terry Hannum & Danielle Watson, our 2020 successful candidates. We currently have 11 active AVCPT members who have earned their VTS (Clinical Pathology) credentials.