The Director of Credentialing is responsible for the management of TVMA’s Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) program, as well as the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice (TAVP). The CVA program was established to address the staff training needs of veterinarians by educating veterinary assistants in the essential skills and knowledge needed to become effective contributors to the veterinary medical care team. Participants must successfully complete required training and testing requirements in order to become certified. TAVP is an organization within TVMA that promotes high standards of veterinary medicine through continuing education. TAVP stresses continuing education as a qualification for membership and has developed programs awarding continuing education credits and appropriate certifications for participation in selected educational programs.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities: CVA: • Communicates with initial applicants, renewal applicants and with employers/supervisors and school teachers as needed to facilitate program success • Maintains the CVA database and enters registration, demographic and billing data as needed • Serves as liaison to the TVMA Credentialing Committee • Plans and implements all aspects of multiple CVA workshops per year at various locations throughout Texas, including securing locations, speakers, room setup, etc. • Markets the CVA program with the assistance of the TVMA communications staff
TAVP: • Communicates with initial applicants and renewal applicants • Maintains the TAVP database • Serves as liaison to the TAVP Board of Directors • Markets TAVP to TVMA members and the public with the assistance of the TVMA communications staff
Other duties: • Assists the Director of Education and Meetings at the TVMA Annual Conference & Expo, Southwest Veterinary Symposium and other TVMA events as needed throughout the year, assisting with on-site logistics. • Provides program information for TVMA publications • Updates CVA and TAVP web pages • Responsible for department budget • Assists other members of the TVMA staff in handling staff-wide responsibilities
Required Skills: • Strong customer service skills • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Strong oral and written communication skills • Ability to work independently on projects and meet deadlines consistently • Proficiency in MS Office computer applications, including MS Word, Excel and Outlook • Ability to learn and develop proficiency in the use of the TVMA association management software • Understanding of basic budget and accounting processes • Ability to travel periodically throughout the year Education and Experience: • Associate's Degree or equivalent experience • Meeting planning and marketing experience a definite plus • Minimum three years related work experience in an office environment. Association experience preferred • Database experience required Work experience related to veterinary medicine a definite plus
The Texas Veterinary Medical Association is a statewide non-profit dedicated to promoting excellence in veterinary medicine and educating the public about animal health. The association represents the veterinary profession and related industries in Texas. Our goals are to focus member time, energy and resources to advance animal care and well-being, influence public policy and opinion, limit practice constraints, protect public health and safety, support members and promote economic success.