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:
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:
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