Meet our newest Certified Vet Assistant Level II, Melanie!!!
LazyPaw Animal Hospitals is committed to its veterinary medical care team and as a part of this commitment we love celebrating team members’ accomplishments.
We are thrilled to announce that our very own Melanie Lopez is now a Level II Certified Vet Assistant!!! In our hospital a veterinary assistant is an integral part of an exemplary veterinary medical care team responsible for assisting both doctors and technicians with patient care and diagnostic procedures.
Already a two-year tenured LazyPaw Animal Hospitals veterinary assistant, Melanie doesn’t like to sit back on her laurels but is always striving to learn and do more for her clients and patients. This past January she not only achieved her Level I Veterinary Assistant Certification but she also attained her Fear Free Certification. Melanie uses Fear Free methods to provide a positive experience for pet’s reluctant to see the vet and is sharing her knowledge by training other members of our team.
In addition to Melanie’s top flight veterinary skills, her specialized client communication skills make her another integral member of our team; Melanie is fluent in both Spanish and American Sign Languages!
What is the CVA?:
There are three levels of veterinary assistant certifications in Texas. Each requires the completion of a range of skills which build upon each other at each subsequent level. Candidates must work hard to not only grow their veterinary medical skills but also their knowledge base in the care of their patients. Trained to answer client questions related to pet care, training and basic behavior, veterinary assistants also aid patient care by making veterinarian directed client call backs to ensure prescribed therapies are working and to ensure patients are doing well following surgical procedures. Assistants also excel at providing extra TLC to hospitalized and day patients when a longer hospital stay is required. Because veterinary medicine is always expanding and new treatment discoveries are continuously being made, veterinary assistants are required to annually renew their certifications and to maintain a continuing education record. These measures are in place to ensure that assistants remain current, familiar with the latest advancements in veterinary medical care.
What does all this mean for you, our clients? It means that our veterinary team members are well educated professionals dedicated to providing the very best level of care to our patients, your family members. You only want the best for your pet. So do we.