Certified Veterinary Assistant 

Virtual Skills Validation / Training Modules / Exam

VETucation is a great asset for Veterinary High School / College Students, Animal Hospital Employees or any Interested Individual, to gain knowledge & skills that may lead to an increase in hospital productivity, directly assisting in medical or administrative roles and personal career growth. These opportunities open several doors for future leaders in the veterinary profession to have competitive resumes in a rapidly growing field. Qualified members have the advantage of being able to obtain various animal science certifications, have access to a network of veterinary staff, gain training from certified industry professionals, and more.

Eligibility criteria and requirements for CVA Level 1 - High School:

TEA Industry Based Certification Description Link

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 an approved Distance Learning Program

• CVA Exam 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) • Gain and demonstrate the hands-on skills listed on the CVA Level I “Skills Validation Checklist” Each. verified by a DVM or LVT• Applicant must score 70% or better on the CVA Level I certification exam


Eligibility criteria and requirements for CVA Level 1 - College Student or Hospital Staff:


Must be currently employed in a Veterinary Hospital or Shelter

          Utilize VETucation to provide all certification necessities within one resource.

              Option 1 : CVA Level 1 Skills Verification Only      

Purchase Includes:

-Mastery of content by demonstrating and/or describing required CVA skills in a series of live recordings. *Verified by a Licensed Veterinary Professional*

-78 Clinical Hours and Skills Validation Checklists will be verified and signed by an LVT. (It takes an average of 3 hours per student to verify they have mastered all skills required)

-Verification documents will be sent via email for student to complete. The instructor/parent is responsible for sending completed forms to the Texas Veterinary Medical Association.

-Completion allows students the ability to take the CVA Exam (Pending Practical Experience).


Registration & Payment 

       Option 2 : CVA Level 1 Skills Verification +

Animal Cares Technologies Virtual Training Modules  +  Exam Voucher 

Purchase Includes:

-Mastery of content by demonstrating and/or describing required CVA skills in a series of live recordings. *Verified by a Licensed Veterinary Professional*

-78 Clinical Hours and Skills Validation Checklists will be verified and signed by an LVT. (It takes an average of 3 hours per student to verify they have mastered all skills required)

-Access to Animal Cares Technologies CVA Training Module (Valued at $80 per seat per ACT)

-One CVA Exam Voucher (Valued at $145.00 per exam voucher per ACT)

-Access to LVT Exam Proctor if requested

-Verification documents will be sent via email for student to complete. The instructor/parent is responsible for sending completed forms to the Texas Veterinary Medical Association.

Animal Cares Technologies resource info - https://stafftraining.4act.com/cva/


Registration & Payment 

For an estimate and/or invoice, please email VETucationllc@gmail.com.

For new district purchases, please include vendor approval applications.

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We appreciate your time to consider this program as an enhancement to students' futures. 

We look forward to working with you!


*We are not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the 

Texas Veterinary Medical Association.* 

For more information on the TVMA CVA Requirements, Please visit:

https://www.tvma.org/Education-Opportunities/CVA