Become a Veterinary Assistant (VA)
Veterinary Science Certificate Program (VSCP) participants (ages 12-adult) learn the skills necessary to become a veterinary assistant (VA). Graduates of the program earn the veterinary assistant (VA) title and classification, and are eligible for CVA certification through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association by examination. Available through participating high school, 4-H, homeschool programs, or as an independent self-study program, including private individuals and military personnel and their families.
Curriculum Requirements – 100 lessons
75 core lessons and 25 lessons in chosen career track (i.e., clinical, One Health, or laboratory).
Apprenticeship Requirements – 500 hours
Participants complete 500 apprenticeship hours in their chosen career track: 1) Clinical, 2) One Health, or 3) Laboratory.