Veterinary Technician National Examination popularly known as VTNE, is an examination used to test the knowledge and skills of a veterinary technician. The important fact is that if you are a candidate who wishes to pursue a career as a licensed veterinary technician, then you must definitely take this VTNE exam. This VTNE exam is administered by the AAVSB (American Association of Veterinary State Boards) which consists of about 57 veterinary licensing boards. But I forgot to mention you an important point regarding AAVSB. It's better to note that this AAVSB is a non-profit organization.
What does this VTNE exam evaluates on a candidate? This exam determines whether the candidate is qualified to practice and then to obtain licensure as an entry-level technician. From this small information itself, I guess you all understand the importance of this VTNE exam. In United States of America (USA), this exam is taken at prometric testing sites located throughout the country. Now probably a question will arise in your mind. What may be the eligibility criteria for this VTNE exam? Don't be in a hurry and read the rest of this article where you will be able to get a lot of information regarding this VTNE exam. The VTNE fee is $300.00, which should be paid in US dollars.
AAVSB official site: www.aavsb.org
Veterinary Technician National Exam eligibility criteria
Candidates who have completed a veterinary technology program accredited by the American or Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) are eligible to apply for this exam. Keep in mind that in some states, the on-the-job training will be sufficient for eligibility. But before taking the exam, you have to apply or pay the fees associated with it. Apart from this, you have to provide a government issued form of identification. Each candidate will be allowed to take the VTNE exam 5 times. But if you wish to take the exam more than 5 times, then you have to make a special request to AAVSB. In order to apply for additional attempts, candidates are requested to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions and materials.
VTNE application and documentation deadline
Candidate's should remember that no late applications is accepted in the case of VTNE exam. The VTNE detail schedule are given below.
For details regarding handbook, VTNE application, exam centers, examination appointment etc., interested candidates should check the official site of AAVSB.
VTNE contact information
380 West 22nd Street, Suite 101
Kansas City, MO 64108
Fax number 1-816-931-1604
1-877-698-8482, ext 228