2.5 Million

10 year Job Growth


Avg. Starting Salary1

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

NAVTA AVA Certification Detail

In collaboration with VetBloom, the online Vet Assistant program prepares you to become an Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA) with certification through the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). Our industry-relevant certification 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 1 matches

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.