Veterinary Technician National Examination USA: How to apply for VTNE?

Are you ready to apply for VTNE exams? The American Association of Veterinary State Boards is accepts applications for March/April, July/August 2012 and November/December exams. Read this article to know more about VTNE exams regarding its administration and eligibility, application, registration, fees, testing centers, AAVSB website and many more!

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.

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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 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.
  • Examination windows March 15-April 15: Application and documentation deadlines February 15

  • Examination windows July 15-August 15: Application and documentation deadlines June 15

  • Examination windows November 15-December 15: Application and documentation deadlines October 15

For details regarding handbook, VTNE application, exam centers, examination appointment etc., interested candidates should check the official site of AAVSB.

VTNE contact information

  • VTNE Program
    380 West 22nd Street, Suite 101
    Kansas City, MO 64108
    Fax number 1-816-931-1604

  • If you have any doubts regarding scores, exams or eligibility, then contact
    1-877-698-8482, ext 228

  • If you want to schedule or reschedule an appointment within eligibility window:, contact


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