CVMA’s CVA program seeks to empower all veterinary team members

CVMA’s CVA program seeks to empower all veterinary team members

When the whole veterinary team has the education they need, everyone wins! CVMA is pleased to recognize all of our certified veterinary assistants (CVA). These veterinary assistants have completed the education required and gained the experience needed to earn certification as certified veterinary medical personnel.

The CVA program is a learn-on-the job vocational training experience that covers the basic fundamentals of veterinary medicine and animal care and handling. The CVA program offers three levels, each level advancing and fine-tuning the skills of veterinary assistants. Originally developed by the Texas VMA and Animal Care Technologies, CVMA is pleased to provide access to this program as a CVMA member benefit for a nominal fee.

Interested in learning more about the program for yourself or for a veterinary assistant in your practice? The CVA program not only provides your staff the necessary training for day-to-day tasks to further their education, but also helps support the veterinarian and other veterinary staff in their roles as well. Click here to read more about this popular CVMA member benefit.


On behalf of the entire CVMA community, congratulations to all of our CVAs listed below!

CVA Level I

Rogelio Balquin – Briargate Blvd Animal Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Rheagan Eidinger – Career Center, Grand Junction, Colorado

Kelsey Franusich – The Meadows Veterinary Center, Windsor, Colorado

Kelley Furia – Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic, Castle Rock, Colorado

Stacy Larson – Eastern Colorado Veterinary Services, Arriba, Colorado

Mercedes McCue – Eastern Colorado Veterinary Services, Limon, Colorado

Autumn Olford – Amigo Animal Clinic, Grand Junction, Colorado

Devyn Speer – Career Center, Grand Junction, Colorado


CVA Level II

Emily Andrade – Gamble Pet Clinic, Fort Collins, Colorado

Hollie Hardman – A Pet’s Place Animal Hospital, Longmont, Colorado

Thea Lamb

Lauren Wyatt – Northgate Animal Hospital (Happy Paws, LLC), Colorado Springs, Colorado



Tiffany Ho – Buena Vista Veterinary Clinic, Buena Vista, Colorado

Jennifer McConaghy – Buena Vista Veterinary Clinic, Buena Vista, Colorado

Claire Veldkamp – Littleton Veterinary Clinic, Littleton, Colorado