Continued congratulations and acknowledgements from the NAVTA Board to all Approved Veterinary Assistants. In 2013, many of our first set of Approved VAs passed or will be coming up on their two-year anniversary and will need to renew their Approved status. The processing fee for renewal remains at $10, and is a simple process.
VetMedTeam will be facilitating the renewal process on behalf of NAVTA. The requirments have been determined by NAVTA, however, any renewal questions should be directed to VetMedTeam.
AVAs who passed the exam between April 2011 and July 5, 2012 will have their expiration dates adjusted to July 5, 2014. Those who passed the exam anytime on or afterJuly 6, 2012 will have their expiration dates left as is. Your date of qualification and current exiration dates can be found on the AVA Designees Search Page.
AVAs will be sent a renewal reminder 90 days and 30 days prior to the expirartion date. A third email will be sent the day after the designation expires, if the AVA has not renewed prior. All designations that are not renewed within 90 days of expiration will be consiered lapsed.
Please submit CE requirements at least 1 week prior to expiration date, preventing the desgination from lapsing while awaiting approval. If the designation should lapse, you can no longer use the designation.
NAVTA would like to thank VetMedTeam for their assistance and support of this program. Their dedication to NAVTA and the AVA program is greatly appreciated.