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

HOW MUCH?

$315 in US Funds payable to the AAVSB at the time of registration. Credit card is the only payment method accepted.

EXAMINATION DATES

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

EXAMINATION LOCATIONS

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
or
Any other Prometric site in Canada or USA visit www.prometric.com for locations

EXAMINATION SET-UP

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.

RESULTS

The candidate will receive a provisional PASS or FAIL immediately after writing the exam. Official results will be sent out approximately 4 weeks later from AAVSB.

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, 4th Edition, Colville.  ISBN #978-0-323-06801-7.  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.
  4. Mosby’s Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT PERSON

Sonia Walczak
c/o Thompson Rivers University
Animal Health Technology
900 McGill Rd
Kamloops, BC  V2C 0C8

Phone: (250) 377-6079
Fax: (250) 828-5194

Email: swalczak@tru.ca