Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE)

What you should know about the Veterinary Technician National Exam

American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) owns and sets the eligibility requirements for taking the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). In states where credentialing is required and managed by the state Veterinary Medical Board (or other state agency), the AAVSB allows the state board to set VTNE eligibility requirements. In states with voluntary credentialing, like Massachusetts, the AAVSB sets the VTNE eligibility requirements and requires graduation from a veterinary technology program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association or Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.

The MVTA can not answer questions related to VTNE eligibility. Additional information on the VTNE is available on the AAVSB website

Note that passing the VTNE does not automatically confer the title of CVT to a technician. A new CVT application must be submitted to the MVTA.