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Our member directory exclusively lists CVTs whose credentials are current, with all included members credentialed through December 31, 2024. If a member's name is absent from this list, it indicates they are not presently credentialed.


AVMA Approved Technician Schools in NJ:

Bergen Community College
School of Veterinary Technology
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
Lisa Picht, LVT Director
Associate of Applied Science
Initial Accreditation-October 1, 2008;Next Evaluation: 2024

Camden County College
Animal Science Technology Program
P.O. Box 200
Blackwood, NJ 08012
Margaret Dorsey, CVT Director
Associate in Animal Technology
Initial Accreditation-November, 1978;Next Evaluation: 2021

For a complete list of AVMA approved programs throughout the country and online, please visit

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Approved Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Mandatory Information Sessions

If you are interested in applying to the Veterinary Assistant program you should attend the following information session. Find out about the competitive admission process and program prerequisites, Accuplacer testing, required documentation, how to access forms online, application deadline, strict timelines for submitting documentation, and physical and technical skills requirements. Learn about the job of a veterinary assistant so you can decide if you want to pursue this career. Meet program instructors and view the classroom and clinical setting at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital (RBVH). Enrollment in the Veterinary Assistant Program is limited and admission is competitive.

Click here to register on eventbrite: Wednesday, December 4th, 6:00 pm, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital

The next program will begin February 4, 2020.

Veterinary Assistant Program Brookdale Community College

Program Director: Janet McConnell, CVT
Instructors: Chrissy Giovannielli, CVT, VTS (SAIM); Daniella Kenmure, CVT; Victoria Vierschilling, CVT

The Veterinary Assistant Program in collaboration with Red Bank Veterinary Hospital is approved through the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). Students who graduate are eligible to sit for the national exam to earn the credential of Approved Veterinary
Assistant (AVA).

Veterinary Assistants are an integral part of the veterinary healthcare team, working under the direct supervision of a veterinarian or credentialed veterinary technician. Through classroom and clinical instruction, Students are trained to provide assistance in the following area of study:

Office procedures and client relations, pharmacy, preventative healthcare, behavior and restraint, veterinary medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, safety in the veterinary workplace, animal nursing, laboratory procedures, surgical and recovery room assistance, radiology, and emergency response. 195 hours (87 classroom, 12 online, 96 clinical). Successful graduates are eligible to sit for the National Approved Veterinary Assistant Exam (exam fee is $100).

Students who achieve the AVA credential are eligible to articulate their education and receive 2 college credits toward the Veterinary Technician Program (AVMA Accredited) at Bergen County College in Paramus, NJ

NEWLY ADDED!  Students can also receive 5 college credits toward the on-line Veterinary Technology Program at Cedar Valley College (AVMA Accredited).

Prerequisites (Instructions to access prerequisite forms will be emailed to you upon registration):

Important Information: The application deadline for the Fall 2019 program is July 29, 2019.

The following are MANDATORY PREREQUISITES for admission:

From the bulleted list below submit scores in any combination (one math AND one English) with the application form.

  • Grades of C on college transcript in 100-level math and English courses
  • Accuplacer scores of 250 in arithmetic and reading comprehension (if you need to take Accuplacer tests, you will receive a Testing Center order form at the Mandatory Workshop. Each test is $5.)
  • SAT scores of 540 in critical reading and 530 in quantitative
  • ACT scores of 23 in reading and 22 in math
  • Grade of 4 in advanced placement high school English and math
  • Admitted students without documentation submitted prior to the start of the program will be administratively withdrawn from the program and a $150 processing fee will be charged.
  • NAVTA program attendance requirement for classroom and clinical instruction must be met to graduate.
  • Admitted students must submit to criminal background check and drug screen (additional fee).
  • Physical required including tetanus shot and immunization titers
  • Admitted students must have health insurance
  • 75 percent average is required for participation in clinical
  • Extensive reading is required
  • Students must purchase textbooks, khaki scrubs, and sneakers for class and clinical instruction.

Classes at RBVH: Tues & Thurs, Feb 4-May 19, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – (No Class Mar 17 & 19)
Clinical at RBVH: Mon-Thurs, May 26-Jun 4, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm – (No Clinical May 25)
AVA Exam: to be given in Brookdale’s Testing Center, Lincroft (Library)
Fee and Code: $2,799, XMEDG 081
Textbooks not included. Click here for the Textbook and Supply list.

No online registration available.

For further information contact 732-224-2007 or email