What does the AVACA do?

The Association of Veterinary Animal Care Assistants provides education, representation and support for individuals working, or aspiring to work, within a veterinary practice as an assistant to the clinical animal care teams.

These roles have many different names such as Veterinary Care Assistant (VCA), Animal Care Assistant (ACA), Pet Care Assistant (PCA), Veterinary Nursing Assistant (VNA) and Animal Nursing Assistant (ANA), this association represents and encompasses all of these.

  • Promotes the value of veterinary care assistants within veterinary practices.
  • Sets the standards for veterinary animal care assistants through training and education.
  • Gives veterinary care assistants a community and voice.




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