Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA) Designation Training — MedCerts

26 Weeks

Program Length

2.5 Million

10 year Job Growth


Avg. Starting Salary

Issuing Authority

Issuing Authority 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.

AVA Certification Detail

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. 

MedCerts Programs for AVA Certification 1 matches

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

MedCerts Two And Four Year Colleges Other Online Programs
Program & Tuition Cost $4000 average Up to $20,000 $3000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Schedule/Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set Class Schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None - 100% online On-Campus Classrooms None - 100% online
Student Support Personal Student Advisors, Subject Matter Experts & 24/7 support Professors - scheduled office hours Support Inbox
Career Coaching 1-1 Coaching + Career Toolkit to prepare for a lasting career Access to Career Services Dept. None
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures 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

AVA Career PathwaysAttainable Jobs

highest Paying

Veterinary Assistant

typically work in clinics and animal hospitals, helping veterinarians and veterinary technologists and technicians treat injuries and illnesses of animals.

$20000 - $40000
Estimated Salary

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