Veterinary Assistant Approved Program

Instructor: Tracey Nowers, CVT, VTS (CP-Canine/Feline, SAIM) and Lorelei D'Avolio, LVT, VTS (Exotics), CVPM and Mark T. Reilly, DVM, Dipl ABVP, MBA

Start Date: September 22, 2021 - Wednesday (please note this was changed from 9/20)

End Date: May 19, 2021

Days of the week:  Mondays and Wednesdays 

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Cost: $3,250.00, stethoscope and textbooks are included.   Payment plans are available which spread out payments throughout the duration of the course. Check out our Student Resources for more information on scholarship applications and financial assistance.

Scrubs and national exam fee are not included.

Veterinary Assistants are in high demand with the increase in pet ownership and Cape Cod and nearby hospitals are contacting us for recent graduates to hire. This course prepares you to take the NAVTA exam to be a Veterinary Assistant providing you the credentials, knowledge and experiences to be successful in your chosen career.

Veterinary Assistants are an integral part of the veterinary healthcare team, working under the direct supervision of a veterinarian or credentialed veterinary technician. Through classroom and clinical instruction, you will be trained to provide assistance in the following:

  • Office procedures and client relations
  • medical terminology and positioning
  • pharmacology
  • preventative healthcare
  •  basic triage, emergency and critical care nursing
  • behavior and restraint
  • animal husbandry
  • laboratory procedures
  • surgical and recovery room assistance
  • radiology
  • exotics husbandry and common diseases
  • large animal and common diseases

All students who sign up for this class will need to pass a CORI, provide proof of a current tetanus vaccination, and must be able to lift 50 lbs.

This course is 250 hours (150 classroom, 100 clinical).  

 The Veterinary Assistant Program is approved by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), which offers the nationally recognized credential, Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA).  Upon completion of the program, successful graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Approved Veterinary Assistant Exam (exam fee is $100).   This is the only NAVTA-approved program on Cape Cod and has been expanded to 250 hours with the addition of exotic and large animals.

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