Certified Veterinary
Assistant Program

Create career opportunities
for your staff…

The CVMA is pleased to introduce the new Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVMA CVA) program. Unregistered assistants now have the opportunity to advance their knowledge and learn the skills needed to increase their value as a member of the veterinary practice team.

CVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) Introduction

The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) now recognizes and certifies the designation of Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA). As such, the CVMA, in cooperation with Animal Care Technologies (ACT), is proud to offer veterinary medical personnel the opportunity to expand their professional growth by offering an online CVA program.

This CVA program creates a solid foundation for animal health professionals, enabling them to become more informed, skilled, and trusted members of their teams.

Online Education

Approximately 40 hours of videos and web based training on basic veterinary assisting fundamentals.

Skills Development

A CVA must demonstrate competency in dozens of foundational skills.

Work Experience

On-the-job training is an important element in this educational model. The CVA is required to accumulate 500 hours of practical, supervised work experience.

Testing

An online exam comprised of 100 randomly generated questions insures that CVAs possess a sound knowledge base.

CVMA CVA Program Benefits

Veterinary Hospitals

  • Motivate current personnel to pursue veterinary medicine as a career, resulting in less turnover and investment in replacement and re-training efforts.
  • The CVA as part of you medical team demonstrates your practice’s commitment to training and education.
  • CVA online curriculum is available for up to 20 employees and comes with access to ACT’s complete training library.
  • The online CVA program offers real-time progress tracking and results.

We Make it Easy!

Online training at any time, day or night, where a high-speed internet connection is available.
Gain a sound knowledge base to be a more effective and valuable member of any animal health team. Gain hands-on experiences to demonstrate competency in dozens of foundational skills.
A veterinarian or RVT/LVT will mentor the student throughout the program to assess and verify their skills along the way. Students in the program acquire their online education along with on-the-job practical experience and then go on to take their final examination online.

Program Fees

The CVMA CVA program is affordable and efficient. The low cost monthly subscription fee allows the entire practice (up to 20 users) access to the CVMA CVA curriculum, as well as ACT’s complete training library. Each staff member can learn a their own pace and there is no long term commitment.

Certification credits are prepaid before each applicant for the CVMA CVA takes their final exam. The initial program signup fee ($190 CVMA member / $229 Non-members) includes the first month’s subscription fee and one prepaid certification credit.

Program Fee Chart

Practice must have at least once CVMA-member veterinarian to receive the member discount.

Products

Buy Fist certification credit

Monthly Subscription Fee (required)

Additional Certification Credits (optional)

Retest Fee (if needed)

CVMA Members

$149.00

$54.00

$149.00

$40.00

Non Members

$183.00

$59.00

$183.00

$40.00

Buy Fist certification credit

CVMA Members – $149.00

Non Members – $183.00

Monthly Subscription Fee (required)

CVMA Members – $54.00

Non Members – $59.00

Additional Certification Credits (optional)

CVMA Members – $149.00

Non Members – $183.00

Retest Fee (if needed)

CVMA Members – $40.00

Non Members – $40.00

To learn how to sign up, please email at sales@4act.com

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