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National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) is a non-profit association that represents and promotes the profession of Veterinary Technology. Incorporated in 1981, NAVTA is the national organization devoted exclusively to developing and enhancing the profession of veterinary technology, through education, advocacy and promotion within the industry and to the general public. NAVTA is committed to education, career growth and the advancement of its members. www.navta.net
In collaboration with VetBloom, the online Vet Assistant program prepares you to become an Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA) with certification through the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). Our industry-relevant certification program will give you the knowledge to succeed, the opportunity to work with potential employers through a hands-on externship in a local veterinary hospital and the ability to obtain your AVA credential.
Certification Training Options ForAVA Approved Veterinary Assistant
MedCerts programs are one of the fastest and most affordable ways to receive a quality education that leads not only to a credential, but also a career
Two And Four Year Colleges
Other Online Programs
Program & Tuition Cost
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Up to $750
Job Ready In
Set Class Schedule
None - 100% online
None - 100% online
Personal Student Advisors, Subject Matter Experts & 24/7 support
Professors - scheduled office hours
1-1 Coaching + Career Toolkit to prepare for a lasting career
Access to Career Services Dept.
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Typically videos & presentations
This table is for reference only. Actual prices, durations and features may vary. Pricing is based on full-cost tuition for a Medical Assistant or similar program before financial aid.
AVA Certification. Skill Gained
Ability to maintain a safe and clean veterinary hospital environment
Comprehension of basic anatomy, physiology and medical terminology
Basic laboratory skills, record-keeping and pharmacology
Understanding of radiation safety and radiography basics
Knowledge of common diseases and medical conditions
Ability to support veterinarians and technicians
Can provide quality care for animal patients by feeding, supplying environmental enrichment and assisting with nursing care
Capacity to help the front desk staff by greeting clients, providing education on general health topics and medications, managing the flow of the client visits and ensuring the exam rooms are clean and well-stocked
typically work in clinics and animal hospitals, helping veterinarians and veterinary technologists and technicians treat injuries and illnesses of animals.
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