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Our Veterinary Technician Practice Tests and Exam Prep includes:
  • Work through three (3) full-length VTNE practice tests, with detailed answers and explanations to every question.
  • Practice tests prepare you to master the following content areas: pharmacy and pharmacology, surgical preparation and assisting, dentistry, laboratory procedures, animal care and nursing, diagnostic imaging, anesthesia and analgesia
  • Veterinary Technician exam prep includes an online course and flashcards to help you prepare for the VTNE
  • Learn where you want, when you want. Dynamic delivery means you can practice at your own pace for the VTNE on your mobile device, tablet, or computer.

Subscribe to Peterson's to get this and all of our test prep including:

  • NCLEX-RN Online Practice Tests
  • Nursing School & Allied Health Exams: TEAS Practice Tests
  • And over 150 other tests!
3 full-length VTNE practice tests
Complete answer explanations let you learn from your mistakes
Use what you learn to target your study time
Test your knowledge of medical terms


What is the VTNE?

The Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE)  is designed to evaluate a veterinary technician’s competency to practice animal care.

Who takes the VTNE exam?

Those seeking to become a veterinary technician must take the VTNE. To become a veterinary technician, you must complete a program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) that leads to an associate degree after two years.

The vast majority of veterinary technicians work in private veterinary practices where the veterinarian specializes in treating small animals, such as cats, dogs, and birds. Veterinary technicians also work in veterinary practices that treat large animals, emergency animal hospitals, research facilities, and zoos.

What is on the VTNE?

This examination has 225 multiple-choice questions that assess your knowledge of animal care in the following
subjects or domains:

  • Pharmacy and pharmacology (14%)
  • Surgical preparation and assisting (16%)
  • Dentistry (8%)
  • Laboratory procedures (15%)
  • Animal care and nursing (24%)
  • Diagnostic imaging (8%)
  • Anesthesia and analgesia (15%)

How is the VTNE scored?

The VTNE is scored on a scale, which means your score will not directly tell you how many questions you answered correctly. Your raw score (the number of questions you answered correctly) is converted into a scale of 200 to 800 or a scale of 0 to 100. The type of scale used to score your test depends on the requirements of the state or province board where your results will be sent. On the 200 to 800 scale, a score of 425 and higher is passing. On the 0 to 100 scale, a score of 70 or 75 and higher (depending on your state or province’s standards) is passing.

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