Apply Today to Our New Veterinary Assistant Program!


Do you love animals? Do you have a passion for health and promoting well-being? Then consider pursuing NOVA Workforce’s latest offering: the Veterinary Assistant Program!

NOVA’s brand new Veterinary Assistant program prepares students to assist and support licensed veterinary technicians and veterinarians in the health and handling of small domestic animals and exotic species.

Earn valuable industry stackable credentials and become a designated Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA)! NOVA is one of 18 community colleges in the United States that has received approval through the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).

Upon successful completion of this course, students will sit for the AVA National Exam administered by National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).

In the Veterinary Assistant Program, you’ll learn:

  • Communication and client relations
  • Pharmacology
  • Small animal nursing
  • Examination room procedures
  • Surgical preparation and assisting
  • Laboratory procedures
  • Radiology


The program is 150 hours of didactic and hands-on learning and 100 hours of clinical experience. Clinical hours and dates will be discussed in class.

NOVA Workforce also offers an additional certification during this course: Fear Free Practitioner Certification. Books, Fear Free Training, and NAVTA Exam fee are included in tuition.

To learn more about the program and application, click here: Apply Today!

One thought on “Apply Today to Our New Veterinary Assistant Program!”

  1. Im interested in this program. I love animals and even if i had another degree i always wanted to work with animals

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