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Vet Tech Online Program Earns AVMA CVTEA Accreditation

on Monday, 05 November 2018.

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NORCROSS, GA. - Ashworth College proudly announces the AVMA CVTEA accreditation of its Vet Tech online degree program by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA CVTEA).

“We're so proud to make the announcement,” said Margi Sirois, EdD, MS, CVT, RVT, LAT, VTES, director of veterinary technician programs at Ashworth College. “The CVTEA are our peers and their reviews are comprehensive. We developed an extremely high-quality curriculum in order to best prepare our students for their respective state licenses and credentials that will help them secure employment after they graduate.”

The Ashworth College program, which launched in 2016, joins a list of only 12 distance education programs to be accredited by the AVMA CVTEA.

To earn accreditation, the Ashworth College Veterinary Technician program team hosted site visits by the CVTEA in February and August. During the visits, the committee interviewed current vet tech program students, toured administrative facilities, evaluated student resources, reviewed program curricula, and spoke with faculty members about program standards and expectations for ongoing evaluations.

The AVMA CVTEA announcement is available online at

For more information about the Ashworth College Associate of Applied Science Veterinary Technician online degree program, visit

About Ashworth College

Ashworth College is a nationally-accredited online institution that provides flexible and affordable education to students located around the world. Areas of study include more than 125 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services, education, legal studies and trades. Since its founding 30 years ago, more than 300,000 students have graduated from Ashworth College with diplomas, professional certificates, associate, and bachelor’s degrees. In a 2016 survey by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, 95 percent of graduates said they were satisfied with their studies and would recommend Ashworth College to a friend. For more information, visit

Ashworth College is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

About the American Veterinary Medical Association

The American Veterinary Medical Association's vision is to be the trusted leader in protecting, promoting and advancing a strong, unified veterinary profession that meets the needs of society. Founded in 1863, the AVMA is one of the oldest and largest veterinary medical organizations in the world, with more than 91,000 member veterinarians worldwide engaged in a wide variety of professional activities and dedicated to the art and science of veterinary medicine. To learn more, visit

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