Certification in Veterinary Assistance is a formal recognition by an organization, such as the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), that you have achieved the education and skill level held by that organization to be the nationally recognized standard of quality. Kaduceus offers the exceptional training and education that you need in order to be successful as a certified Veterinary Assistant. Kaduceus students receive instruction in animal care and necessary clinical skills. Certified Veterinary Assistants use a wide variety of animal medical equipment, and a great deal of training within the our program focuses on the proper use of the equipment used during medical practice.


The Kaduceus Veterinary Assistant Curriculum provides a thorough breakdown of the basic essentials deemed necessary for Ag Teachers to convey the information fluently and effectively to high school students. Our CVA program will train the student to be proficient in restraining animals, setting up equipment and supplies, cleaning and maintaining practice and laboratory facilities, feeding and exercising animals, obtain and record patient case histories, collect specimens and perform laboratory procedures, provide specialized nursing care, prepare animals, instruments, and equipment for surgery assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures expose and develop radiographs (x-rays), advise and educate animal owners, supervise and train practice personnel.


Only Certified Agriculture Teachers may teach this course and will be certified as Veterinary Medical Assistants (VMA). After students complete the class room/hands-on training they will be eligible to sit for the Texas Veterinary Medical Assistant Exam immediately following graduation.