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Certified Veterinary Assistant Online Training Program                 

Animal Care Technologies (ACT) and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA) are proud to bring you the Certified Veterinary Assistant Online Training Program. This program allows you to work in a hospital while learning online. It is great for anyone interested in becoming a veterinary assistant and requires work experience (or part-time equivalent) if certification by the IVMA is desired. This CVA course of study blends four essential elements into a program that leads to certification as a veterinary assistant by the IVMA.

  • Online Curriculum - 10 units comprised of approximately 100 veterinary videos and Power Point presentations
  • Work Experience - A  working apprenticeship in the veterinary hospital of your choice
  • Practical Skills - The CVA student must demonstrate numerous hands-on skills for their supervising DVM or RVT.
  • CVA Final Exam

IVMA offers a simple cost-effective option for certification. The IVMA Veterinary Assistant Online Training Program is standardized and documents the basic skills and competencies required for animal care and assistance. The program will educate veterinarian assistants in the essential skills and knowledge needed to become effective contributors to the veterinary medical care team.

The CVA Online Training Program delivers the curriculum anywhere, anytime (requires a high-speed Internet connection). Three levels of skill are available.  Upon completion of Level 3, a certificate is issued demonstrating one's competency in the skills required of a veterinary assistant.

 

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