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VTNE Information

The Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) is owned and administered by AAVSB. The VTNE is used to evaluate entry-level veterinary technicians’ competency to practice and to be credentialed. The computer-based exam is given in three testing windows a year and is constantly updated, reviewed and reevaluated by highly-qualified item writers so that it remains a valid tool. SAVT requires a passing score on the VTNE as one criterion for credentialing.

Application Process
To take the VTNE, you must apply and pay for the exam and you must apply for eligibility to take the exam.

Examination Window: November 15 – December15
Application and Document Deadline: October 15

Examination Window: March 15 – April 15
Application and Document Deadline: February 15

Examination Window: July 15 – August 15
Application and Document Deadline: June 15






The VTNE candidate fee is $325.00 (paid in U.S. dollars). 

AAVSB Does not license, certify, or register veterinary technicians.

The information provided is for the examination process only. Contact us, SAVT, for more information on obtaining a credential in Saskatchewan.

Click here to start the application process.

VTNE Contact Info

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

Questions from candidates on exam, scores, and eligibility:
1-877-698-8482, ext 228