The Approved Veterinary Assistant designation is a nationally recognized designation created by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. Upon graduation from a NAVTA approved veterinary assistant program, a participant is eligible to sit for the Approved Veterinary Assistant examination.

What does Navta mean?

NAVTA | National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America.

Is Animal Behavior College Navta approved?

Currently Animal Behavior College is one of 4 approved online classes with NAVTA course approval.

What is the difference between a veterinary technician and a veterinary technologist?

While they share many of the same responsibilities, technologists typically hold four-year bachelor’s degrees in veterinary technology, whereas technicians hold two-year associate degrees. They must also pass an exam and become certified, licensed or registered, depending on the state.

What does AVA mean in veterinary medicine?

Approved Veterinary Assistant

In recognition of the contributions veterinary assistants make to the practice team and to the health of pets, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) has created the Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA) designation.

How much does a vet assistant make?

By illustration, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS May 2021) found that among 98,970 veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers nationwide, the annual average salary was $31,780.

How long does it take to become a veterinary assistant?

Qualifications and training

It usually takes one academic year to complete. The Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Care Assistants programme was developed by The College of Animal Welfare and City & Guilds.

Is Animal Behavior College nationally accredited?

The Animal Behavior Institute is accredited as an authorized provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 2201 Cooperative Way, Suite 600, Herndon, VA, 20171; (703) 234-4132.

How do I become a vet assistant in South Africa?

A National Senior Certificate is usually a prerequisite for becoming a veterinary assistant. Some choose to become accredited through doing a course or diploma. Accreditation is not required, but employers generally prefer to hire veterinary assistants who have some background studies in animal science.