Important Information Regarding

The Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE)

YOU WILL NEED TO WRITE THIS EXAMINATION IF YOU WISH TO:

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/membership.

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

HOW MUCH?

$325 in US Funds payable to AAVSB at the time of registration.  Credit card is the only payment method accepted.

EXAMINATION DATES

Deadline for Applications:  June 15 (registration opens April 15)

Deadline for Applications:  October 15 (registration opens August 15)

Deadline for Applications:  February 15 (registration opens December 15)

EXAMINATION LOCATIONS

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EXAMINATION SET-UP

The examination comprises 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.

RESULTS

The candidate will receive a provisional PASS or FAIL immediately after writing the exam.  Official results will be available approximately 4 weeks later from your AAVSB account.  Results are accessible for 1 yr after you write the exam.  

REWRITES

If unsuccessful on the first try, the candidate is allowed two (2) rewrites.  Rewrites will only occur in the next examination window.

STUDY GUIDES 

Reference guides are available to assist you in preparing for the VTNE.

  1. 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.
  2. Online practice test is available for a fee, on the AAVSB website.
  3. List of other reference texts is available on the AAVSB website.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT PERSON

Sonia Walczak, RVT

c/o Thompson Rivers University

Animal Health Technology

805 TRU Way

Kamloops, BC  V2C 0C8

Phone: (250) 377-6079

Fax: (250) 828-5194

Email: swalczak@tru.ca