Vet Assistant Training & Certification
By building a bridge between the classroom and the clinic, we alleviate the pressure of relying on a hospital team member to proctor intern skills. Students can solely focus on obtaining any remaining internship hours in veterinary clinics. With combined curriculum and hands-on skills, mastered at the completion of the program, candidates will be more prepared for a career in veterinary medicine while also obtaining an advantage in competing organizations such as (HOSA- Future Health Professionals , FFA- Future Farmers of America, 4H-Head Heart Hands and Health, etc).
Eligibility criteria and requirements for CVA Level 1 - High School:
Participating students must be enrolled in a state-approved veterinary education pathway, with Completion of at least 200-hours of classroom training, either in a School Facility or through Virtual Vet Education Distance Learning
• Applicant must be at least 16 years of age • Applicant must obtain 300 hours of practical work experience (paid or volunteer) in a veterinary setting under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian or a licensed veterinary technician • Applicant must submit a completed application for examination for CVA Level I certification including complete payment of examination fee(s) • Completed CVA Level I “Skills Validation Checklist” • Applicant must score 70% or better on the CVA Level I certification exam.
CVA Level 1 Training, Exam, & Skills Verification
Includes: + Access to Animal Cares Technologies Online Curriculum & Self-Paced Training Modules + Virtual Skills Site Access & Self-Paced Guide + CVA Exam Voucher + Virtual Skills training as needed for students + Verification of all 78 Skills + LVT sign off on 78 out of 300 required clinical hours + Certificate of Completion + Signed required forms for submission
CVA Level 1 Skills Verification Only
Includes: + Virtual Skills Site Access & Self-Paced Guide + Virtual Skills training as needed for students + Verification of all 78 Skills + LVT sign off on 78 out of 300 required clinical hours + Certificate of Completion + Signed required forms for submission
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Eligibility criteria and requirements for CVA Level 1 - College Student or Hospital Staff:
Must be currently employed in a Veterinary Hospital or Shelter
Obtain 500 hours of work experience under the supervision of a DVM or LVT
Master all required Level I material
Gain and demonstrate the hands-on skills listed on the Skills Validation Checklist
Exam Application and Skills Validation Checklist to be completed and approved by the DVM or LVT
Successful completion of the certification examination (70% or higher)
*We are not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the
Texas Veterinary Medical Association.*
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