National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America

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Ceva joins Fear Free!

December 12, 2014 Lenexa, Kansas - December 12, 2014 - Ceva announces its commitment to Fear Free, an innovative initiative developed by Dr. Marty Becker to in his words, "take the pet out of petrified and get pets back into practices". The multi-year agreement aligns wit
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NAVTA Technician Case Report Presentations!

November 3, 2014 Had an interesting case recently that you’d like to share? Wondering if you would enjoy public speaking? Or want to begin lecturing? Submit a case report for consideration using the guidelines listed below. If your case is selected you will present your
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Date: January 1, 2015
Comprehensive Feline Dentistry 8 Part Series ON DEMAND WEBINAR
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Date: January 3, 2015
Endocrinology: Atypical Disorders of the Endocrine System
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Date: January 3, 2015
Internal Medicine: Advanced Concepts in Small Animal Nephrology
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To better define the veterinary health care team and the role of the credentialed technician, NAVTA created a veterinary assistant approval program in 2010. Schools with a veterinary assistant program are encouraged to review the NAVTA Veterinary Assistant Programs Pollicy and submission guidelines when creating their curriculum and submitting their program for NAVTA approval. Once approved, graduates of these programs will be given the opportunity to take the national test. With successful completion of the exam, individuals will become an Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA) and be recognized for their accomplishment with the AVA designation.

NAVTA-approved veterinary assistant examinations will be issued in partnership with VetMedTeam. There is a $100 fee per student to take the exam.

To date, the following veterinary assistant programs have been NAVTA/AVA approved:

Submission guidelines should be submitted quarterly (January 1, April 1, Jul 1 and October 1) of the calender year. The AVA commitee will review the submitted documents within 90 days after the submission deadline, and a letter of approval or denial (with deficiencies) will be mailed to the Prgram Director.

The initial application and review fee is $250, due at the time of submission. Denied programs which re-apply within six months of the receipt of the letter of denial will not be assessed an additional fee. Programs re-applying after six months of receipt of the letter of denial will be required to submit an additional $250 fee.

Corporate programs with multiple campuses must submit a fee for each campus program and understand that while the curriculum may be similar in content, separate information as to instructors, facilities, and separate advisory boards is required for each campus.

Programs should become very familiar with the NAVTA Veterinary Assistant Essential Skills List in assembling their submission documents.

For further information on the NAVTA Approved Veterinary Assistant Program, please contact the NAVTA office at ava@navta.net.