Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE)
The VTNE is a requirement for registration as a veterinary technician in North Carolina. The exam consists of 200 multiple choice operational items and 25 multiple choice pilot items. The candidate's score is based on the candidate's responses to 200 operational items; the remaining 25 pilot items embedded in the test will not count towards one's score. The pilot questions will be used in constructing future examinations. This exam is offered at computer testing centers throughout North America and at certain overseas sites operated by Prometric.
- Mid-March thru mid-April
- Mid-July thru mid-August
- Mid-November thru mid-December
Questions should be directed to American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB).
NC Veterinary Technician State Exam
One must have graduated from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited program and have a passing score on the VTNE to be eligible to sit for the NC Veterinary Technician State Examination.
The NC state exam consists of 100 questions and is based on the General Statutes and Administrative Rules governing the practice of veterinary medicine in North Carolina. There are 70 true/false and 30 multiple choice questions; passing score is 70. Results for this examination are known in approximately two (2) weeks. The fee is $50 and is non-refundable or applicable toward a future exam. NOTE: See application below for test dates and exam process.
NC Veterinary Technician State Exam Application with 2013 test dates SAMPLE EXAM QUESTIONS
If ADA accommodations are needed to take an exam: Contact the Board office in writing by the application deadline. Please include in your correspondence:
1.) When the disability was professionally diagnosed.
2.) How diagnosed.
3.) Name of professional who is providing care.
4.) Letter from Professional/Doctor that diagnosed the disability stating how the disability was diagnosed, what accommodations are being requested and how it relates to the disabilities, given that the examination is largely multiple choice and true/false questions.
5.) What accommodations have been received relating to high school and college?
6.) What accommodations were received, if any, for the college admission test?