KCAH Corridor: NAVTA Approves Veterinary Assistant Program

MCC Veterinary Assistant Program NAVTA-Approved (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The new MCC veterinary assistant program has been approved by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) for offering throughout the KC Animal Health Corridor. The approval qualifies graduates of the MCC program to sit for the NAVTA Approved Veterinary Assistant exam and earn the associated industry credential.

As one of only six institutions in the US to offer a NAVTA-approved Veterinary Assistant program, MCC is looking forward to providing a pipeline of credentialed workers to an important regional industry. The MCC veterinary assistant program is unique in that participants learn all basic knowledge through online coursework and gain hands-on experience through assignments in local veterinary clinics. Graduates are prepared for a variety of entry-level jobs in the animal health industry, particularly in clinics assisting veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

The MCC Institute for Workforce Innovation has developed and piloted the program over the past year in association with MCC-Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program staff and other Kansas City-area veterinarians and clinics. Funding has been provided through a State of Missouri Training for Tomorrow grant.

The MCC program will be offered later this spring and can be tailored to specific industry training needs. For more information about the program, contact Joanne Thies at (816) 604-1576.


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