Certified Veterinary Assistant – Canine Restraint

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About CVA

The ACT online training program includes all of the required resources necessary to administer the Certified Veterinary Assistant program. CVA is a highly respected industry certification offered and endorsed by state Veterinary Medical Associations.

To offer CVA, a school must purchase one test credit per student applicant. The cost per student is very reasonable when compared to similar industry certifications. Please call for state-specific pricing and to add credits to the account prior to starting the CVA program.

CVA module is set up to teach students the basic skills and competencies required for animal care and assistance. This program educates and evaluates the essential skills and knowledge needed to become an effective contributor to the veterinary industry. This certification is valuable to the industry, schools, and students. Schools offering CVA to students produce well trained graduates into the workforce. The veterinary industry then benefits from having productive, qualified team members.

This program combines the use of an online curriculum, hands-on skills validations, work experience in a veterinary hospital and a final examination that culminates to bring you a certification that is highly esteemed in the veterinary industry. The CVA program gives students a head start in the veterinary industry. This certification is also a solid foundation for students who wish advance to RVT or other careers in veterinary medicine.

ACT is proud to host CVA materials allowing high school students to become Certified Veterinary Assistants through their school programs.

Program Objectives

Pass a 9 month (minimum) high school-equivalent animal science or similar curriculum
Demonstrate competency in about 140 veterinary assisting skills
Obtain “real-world” work experience under the supervision of a licensed DVM or registered (certified) technician
Pass the level I CVA examination with a 70 percent or higher