Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE)

The VTNE is owned and administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards. 

Most state and provincial agencies use the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE®) to evaluate the competency of entry-level veterinary technicians and require a passing score for a veterinary technician to be credentialed. The VTNE is administered during three exam windows each year. The exam is computer-based and is given at official testing centres throughout the U.S. and Canada or can be Live Remote Proctored.

The VTNE is required of all individuals that wish to:

  • become a member of the BCVTA  and obtain Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT) status in BC 
  • qualify for reciprocity with other North American AHT/VT associations


Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians, 6th Edition, Prendergast.  ISBN #978-0-323-31695-8.  

BC VTNE Contact: 

Tara Geiger, RVT
c/o Thompson Rivers University Veterinary Technology Program
805 TRU Way
Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8

Phone: (250) 377-6079