What is the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE)?
The veterinary technician national examination (VTNE) is an examination used to test a veterinary technician's knowledge and skills. The VTNE is used by most states, provinces, and Canada as a requirement for credentialing. Upon passing the exam, a vet tech will be eligible to receive their certification and become a practicing veterinary technician. This veterinary technician exam is owned and administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB).
In order to take the VTNE, you must be a graduate of an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) or Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) accredited veterinary technology program or a program approved by the regulatory board governing your jurisdiction. Before you take the exam, you must also submit an application to the AASVB.