MCC Receives High Marks for Veterinary Assistant Program

Manchester, Conn. (Aug 3, 2017) – The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) has continued their approval of Manchester Community College’s Veterinary Assistant program. Based on the quality of the program and the submission documents, they granted 30 months of approval; routinely, 24 months are granted.

NAVTA praised MCC stating, “We congratulate you and your faculty for continuing to provide the very best in education and training of Veterinary Assistants.””

MCC’s Veterinary Assistant program is the only program approved in Connecticut and is one of two in New England credentialed by NAVTA. Certification allows students to sit for the exam to be an Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA) upon successful completion of their coursework.

Nationally recognized certification allows graduates to work anywhere in the country. Veterinary Assistants certified by NAVTA are endorsed by the high level standards of the organization, whose mission is to certify professionals capable of the competent and humane treatment of animals. 

MCC has partnered with Bolton Veterinary Hospital, a 24-hour, American Animal Hospital Association-accredited hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care for animals. Employers are encouraged to contact the program coordinator with open positions or opportunities for student internships.

For more information about registering for the NAVTA Certified Veterinary Assistant program at MCC, contact the Allied Health programs coordinator, Michelle Fuhrman, at 860-512-2826 or visit

MCC also offers certification programs in a broad range of Allied Heath fields, including Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, EMT and more. For more information, or to register for other credit-free courses, call 860-512-3232. To download the Credit-Free catalog, visit

MCC also offers credit-bearing programs in the Health Careers, including Dental Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Surgical Technology and more. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 860-512-3210.