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Veterinary Technician National exam Information
YOU WILL NEED TO WRITE THIS EXAMINATION IF YOU WISH TO:
- become a member of the BCVTA and thus be able to:
- obtain registered VT (RVT) status in BC
- obtain reciprocity with other Canadian AHT/VT associations
- work in a province other than BC at any time in the future
- work in many U.S. States
BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and the Maritime provinces, along with more than 40 states in the US, use this examination as a requirement of registration or membership.
*BCVTA requires a passing score on the VTNE as one criterion for credentialing
WHO CAN WRITE?
A graduating student or a graduate of an accredited AHT/VT/ACT program (minimum 2 years).
HOW TO REGISTER?
Candidates register for the exam directly on the AAVSB (American Association of Veterinary State Boards) website www.aavsb.org
$325 in US Funds payable to the AAVSB at the time of registration. Credit card is the only payment method accepted.
Summer Window: July 15 – August 15 Deadline for Applications: June 15
Fall Window: November 15 – December 15 Deadline for Applications: October 15
Winter Window: March 15 – April 15 Deadline for Applications: February 15
www.online.goamp.com or from the AAVSB website click on VTNE and choose PSI testing center.
The examination is comprised of 150 multiple-choice questions covering all aspects of veterinary technology. The candidate is allowed three (3) hours to complete the examination. This examination is designed to test an ENTRY LEVEL (New Graduate) TECHNOLOGIST.
Your official VTNE scores will automatically be sent to the jurisdiction you selected on your VTNE online application.
- The AAVSB does not license, register or certify veterinary technicians, so you will not get a certificate from us. Contact your state or provincial agency for its credentialing requirements and application.
If unsuccessful on the first try, the candidate is allowed two (2) rewrites. Rewrites will only occur in the next examination window.
Reference guides are available to assist you in preparing for the VTNE.
- Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians,5th Edition, Prendergast. ISBN #978-0-323-31695-8. This text may be ordered through the Thompson Rivers University bookstore at 250-371-5576.
- Online practice test is available for a fee, on the AAVSB website.
- List of other reference texts is available on the AAVSB website.
- Mosby’s Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians
c/o Thompson Rivers University
Animal Health Technology
805 TRU Way
Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8
Phone: (250) 377-6079
Fax: (250) 828-5194