The veterinary technician’s role is to provide professional health care in conjunction with the veterinarian. The duties of veterinary technicians shall be performed under the direction, supervision, and responsibility of veterinarians. These duties shall be accomplished in compliance with federal, state, and local laws. These duties shall not include diagnosing, prescribing, or performing surgery except where explicitly permitted by regulation. The veterinary technician must be knowledgeable in the care and handling of animals, their normal and abnormal life processes, medical and surgical nursing, anesthesiology, diagnostic imaging, and clinical laboratory procedures.
Employment in this field typically requires successful completion of the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Exam) licensing exam.
In order to progress in the Veterinary Technology program, a student must achieve at least a "C-" grade in all courses.
HESI Assessment Exam Information
The Veterinary Technician program requires students take the HESI Assessment exam. For more information about the exam, including test dates, times, locations and preparation materials, and instructions on how to create an account and pay for the HESI Assessment, visit the HESI Assessment Exam page. Once the exam fee has been paid, you must contact the Testing Center to indicate the exam date.
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The Veterinary Technician program is accredited by the AVMA CVTEA as a program for educating veterinary technicians.
July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2022
- Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE: 53
- Three-year VTNE pass percentage: 70.37%