2.5 Million
10 year Job Growth
Avg. Starting Salary1
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Issuing Authority

Issuing Authority National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America

The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) is a non-profit association that represents and promotes the profession of Veterinary Technology. Incorporated in 1981, NAVTA is the national organization devoted exclusively to developing and enhancing the profession of veterinary technology, through education, advocacy and promotion within the industry and to the general public. NAVTA is committed to education, career growth and the advancement of its members. www.navta.net
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NAVTA AVA Designation detail

In collaboration with VetBloom, the online Vet Assistant program prepares you to become an Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA) with designation through the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). Our industry-relevant designation program will give you the knowledge to succeed, the opportunity to work with potential employers through a hands-on externship in a local veterinary hospital and the ability to obtain your AVA credential. 

MedCerts Programs for NAVTA AVA Certification 0 matches

Selecting the Right Training Option Program Comparisons

MedCerts training programs are some of the most competitively price ways to start a new career.

MedCerts Community College Online College
Program & Tuition Cost $4,000 average Up to $20,000 $3,000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3–6 months 24–48 months 3–6 months
Schedule Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set class schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None: 100% online On-campus classrooms None: 100% online
Student Support Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access Professors: scheduled office hours Support inbox
Career Coaching Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements Exam-specific only
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Varies: typically videos and presentations

This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.

NAVTA AVA Certification Skills Gained

  • Ability to maintain a safe and clean veterinary hospital environment
  • Comprehension of basic anatomy, physiology and medical terminology
  • Basic laboratory skills, record-keeping and pharmacology
  • Understanding of radiation safety and radiography basics
  • Knowledge of common diseases and medical conditions
  • Ability to support veterinarians and technicians
  • Can provide quality care for animal patients by feeding, supplying environmental enrichment and assisting with nursing care
  • Capacity to help the front desk staff by greeting clients, providing education on general health topics and medications, managing the flow of the client visits and ensuring the exam rooms are clean and well-stocked

NAVTA AVA Career PathwaysAttainable Jobs

highest Paying

Veterinary Assistant

typically work in clinics and animal hospitals, helping veterinarians and veterinary technologists and technicians treat injuries and illnesses of animals.

$20000 - $40000
Estimated Salary1
1All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

Veterinary Assistant