Amber had to accomplish the following before sitting for a grueling exam to earn the title VTS (ECC) behind her name:
1. 5,760 hrs in the field of veterinary emergency and critical care medicine
2. minimum of twenty five hours continuing education related to veterinary emergency and critical care
3. case record log with a minimum of fifty cases. The cases should reflect the management of the emergent or critically ill patient and mastery of advanced nursing skills.
4. Four case reports demonstrating expertise in the nursing management of a variety of veterinary patients requiring emergency and critical care
5. Two letters of recommendations from an AVECCT member, a Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Society Veterinarian or a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care