Animal Care
Veterinary Assistant

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Salary: $14490 - $22427
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Hourly: $55.68 - $11.74
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Outlook: 5 Stars
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Length of Training: up to 1 year
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Length of Training/Requirements
Veterinary assistants primarily receive on-the-job training. A self-paced supervisor-administered course in four parts is offered through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association as a preparatory program for the Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) exams. The assistant must be under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian or registered veterinary technician in order to go through the CVA program. Certification is recommended, but not required to work in Texas.

Licensure/Certification
To become a Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA), assistants must past the CVA certification exam.

Educational Programs

University or College City Degree*
Austin Community College Austin C
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Cedar Valley College (DCCCD) Lancaster C
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Houston Community College System (HCCS) Houston C
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Lone Star College System: Tomball Campus Tomball C
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McLennan Community College Waco C
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Palo Alto College (ACCD) San Antonio C
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Weatherford College Weatherford C
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*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate