Online Veterinary Assistant Certification

Become a certified veterinary assistant through our online, NAVTA-approved training program.

Online Veterinary Assistant Certification

Become a certified veterinary assistant through our online, NAVTA-approved training program.

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Invest In a New Career

Prepare for a rewarding career helping animals as a vet assistant through our online, self-paced training program! Designed with job readiness in mind, the NAVTA-approved Veterinary Assistant Training Program can help you develop essential industry knowledge and get hands-on practice from wherever you are!

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    AVA Certification Prep

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    $34,740 Median Salary*

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    20% Predicted 10-Year Job Growth*

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Unleash your full potential for a more fulfilling life and career. We’ll help.

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6 Reasons to Complete Your Veterinary Assistant Training With CareerStep


Train on your schedule.

24/7 web access means you can learn whenever and wherever you want—fitting study time in and around your other commitments.


Ask for help anytime.

Your training is online, but you’re never alone. Real people support you every step of the way via phone, live chat, and email.


Get certified.

Prepare to sit for NAVTA’s Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA) exam and become certified.


Gain hands-on experience.

As part of your veterinary assistant training program, you’ll apply what you learned online to real-world experiences through a hands-on externship.


Help animals every day.

As a trained veterinary assistant, you’ll be able to give pets the TLC they require when they’re injured or ill.


Earn dependable income.

The median annual wage for veterinary assistants is $34,740.* That, plus the potential for benefits, buys you peace of mind.

Our Happy Learners Say It Best

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CareerStep is a great company that allowed me to take the steps to receiving the certification of my choice in the easiest way possible. They have such an intuitive platform to learn on where it is very easy to stay organized and on task. The quality of the content is superb and if you are struggling there are plenty of resources available.

I give them five stars because of how much support I have received. They were amazing at helping me throughout the starting process. And when I ran into trouble with my courses, they always responded to me in a timely manner. My advocates are amazing. Glad I chose them to work with.

I love CareerStep. The support team is so very helpful and never failed me!

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1. Start today.

Begin your training (and transformation) right now.


2. Learn your way.

Complete your training on your own terms.


3. Get hire-ready.

Prepare to take valuable certification exams.

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What You’ll Learn

Our elite veterinary assistant training program thoroughly trains you on everything you need to know, so you can begin working from day-one with confidence.

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Veterinary Procedures

Become familiar with the standard practices and procedures for office/administrative work, hospital and exam room caregiving, and laboratory methodologies.

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Small & Large Animal Nursing

Get to know more about all the animals you’ll likely encounter as well as how to do surgical preparation and assisting.

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Pharmacology & Radiology

Learn about animal pharmacy and pharmacology, radiology and ultrasound for imaging, and treating your shaggy patients.

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Communication & Client Relations

Master vet lingo and learn to speak like a pet pro. Discover how to handle a range of situations, so that you can feel empowered to care for a wide variety of pets.

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