If you have not graduated from an accredited Vet Tech Program but want to be licensed as an RVT, all items below must be submitted before you can sit for the VTNE.
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Transcripts: Provide the State Board with a final transcript showing that you hold an associate's degree or higher level degree. This document should be sent directly from the college to the SBVME's office. If you are supplying the SBVME with this document, it must be submitted in an envelope with an unbroken seal from the college. NOTE! Your transcripts must include a minimum of three credits with a passing grade of C or above in each of the following college level courses:
Biology I and II;
Anatomy and Physiology I and II.
Skills Assessment. Submit a a Technician Skill Set Assessment, that has been completed and signed by a licensed veterinarian who has worked with and has extensive knowledge of the applicant’s abilities. Applicants are expected to perform all duties listed. The applicant should provide the reviewing veterinarian with an addressed, stamped envelope and should not be returned to the applicant. The veterinarian should sign across the back of the seal before mailing.
Proof of Work Experience: Proof of completion of 10,000 hours of work experience as a
technician, with a signed affidavit from a supervising veterinarian specifying the
number of hours worked and the dates worked;
Proof of Continuing Education: Proof of having completed a minimum of 24 hours of veterinary
technician continuing education;
Proof of Emergency Experience: Proof of having completed a minimum of 24 hours of work as a
veterinary technician in a veterinary emergency facility.
Test Scores: After the State Board has received and reviewed all the required documentation (above), a determination will be made as to your eligibility to sit the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). If you are approved, you will be notified by the state Board. You will then have to make arrangement to take the exam. For information, see: www.aavsb.org/VTNE or call the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) at (816) 931-1504.
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