Accreditation

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VETERINARY TECHNICIAN NATIONAL EXAM REPORTING TO THE COMMUNITY

3-YEAR VETERINARY TECHNICIAN NATIONAL EXAMINATION PASS RATES

July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017

Number of first time eligible candidates68
Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE64
Three-year VTNE pass percentage68.75%

 

Veterinary Technician National Exam

The Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) is owned and administered by AAVSB. The VTNE is used to evaluate entry-level veterinary technicians' competency. The exam is computer-based. The exam is given in three testing windows a year. Most states and provinces require a passing score on the VTNE as criterion for technician licensing. AAVSB contracts with the administering agencies partners with Professional Examination Service (PES) for examination development and administration services regarding the VTNE. The exam is administered at Prometric Testing Centers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The VTNE is a 3 hour exam which consists of 150 multiple-choice operational questions and 20 multiple-choice pilot questions derived from the test specifications. The candidate's score on the VTNE is based on the candidate's responses to 150 operational questions. The additional 20 pilot questions embedded in the test will not count towards the candidate's score, but are used for constructing future examinations.

Accreditation of the Program is through American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

Education

The AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) is charged with the responsibility of providing and monitoring AVMA accreditation of programs in veterinary technology. All accredited programs must meet the Standards of Accreditation of the CVTEA to ensure the quality of the educational experience and the assessment of student knowledge and skills.

Individuals contemplating a career in veterinary technology should attend an AVMA-accredited program at an institution of higher learning where instruction is conducted in laboratory or clinical settings with the humane use of live animals.

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