We always strive to increase our membership benefits at all membership levels. The SVBT membership year is from January 1st to December 31st. Memberships purchased to attend the December webinar will be active until the following December 31st. A SVBT Membership is not intended to be an endorsement of your abilities as a technician or trainer and should not be used on business cards, websites or in advertising.

If you have a benefit suggestion, question, or if you are a company that would like to be added to our benefit list, email us at

Professional Membership


Open to any veterinary technician who has graduated from an AVMA (or international comparable) approved and accredited college or school of veterinary technology or any currently credentialed veterinary technician.

Student Membership


Open to those students currently enrolled in an AVMA accredited program for veterinary technicians.

Subscription Membership


Open to persons who do not fit into any of the above membership criteria (animal trainers, veterinarians, veterinary assistants, groomers, pet owners, etc).


SVBT Facebook Group:

The Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians is proud to announce and promote our private SVBT Facebook Group. This group is a benefit for our professional and student members. We believe connection and communication make our society stronger. Join us for special contests, networking with other technicians, videos, and feedback on cases as needed.

Facebook and a SVBT Professional or Student Membership is required for access.


Veterinary Technician Credentials required

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Must be enrolled in AVMA accredited school

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Other: animal trainers, veterinarians, veterinary assistants, groomers, pet owners, etc

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Attend SVBT Webinars $10
Serve as committee member
Online quarterly newsletters
Email announcements and events
FREE electronic version of the Annual Conference Proceedings
Professional Advancement and Networking
Listing on Active Member Network List
DISCOUNT — Dogwise 10% discount
DISCOUNT — TEAM Animal Behavior $5 discount on all webinars
Access Facebook Members Only Group  
Access job opportunities  
Attend SVBT annual meeting  
DISCOUNT — Karen Pryor Academy: The Foundations Course $34 discount  
DISCOUNT — Karen Pryor Academy: Puppy Start Right $25 discount  
Exercise voting rights    
Serve as Committee Chair    
Serve on Board of Directors    
Access internship opportunities    
SCHOLARSHIP — The Faith Scholarship to the Karen Pryor Academy Certified dog training program    
DISCOUNT — Wiley Blackwell: 25% discount    
DISCOUNT — Behavior Works: Living and Learning with Animals Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D    
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