VTNE Practice Test 2024 Study Guide (UPDATED)

VTNE Practice Test 2024 Study Guide (Printable PDF). American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) administered the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). Our sample questions and answers will help you improve VTNE Test Prep online.

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. Before being granted a license, most states require veterinary technicians to take and pass the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). This VTNE Practice Test prepares you to take that examination.

VTNE Practice Test 2024

The VTNE is a multiple-choice examination prepared under a contractual agreement between the AAVSB and the Professional Examination Service (PES).

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Domain-Wise VTNE Practice Test

VTNE Exam Content

The 3-hour (180 minutes) VTNE consists of 150 multiple-choice operational questions and 20 multiple-choice pilot questions derived from the test specifications. The candidate’s score on the VTNE is based on the candidate’s responses to 150 operational questions; the remaining 20 pilot questions embedded in the test are not counted toward the candidate’s score.

The pilot questions will be used to construct future examinations. In the examination, the pilot questions are not marked any differently from the operational questions; thus, candidates will not be able to distinguish a pilot question from an operational question.

VTNE Content domains

The VTNE examination covers:

  •  Nine (9) primary areas of responsibility (Domains)
  •  Seventy (70) Task Area Statements
  •  Forty-nine (49) Knowledge Area Statements

VTNE is administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB). However, the AAVSB does not credential veterinary technicians. Please contact your state or provincial agency for credentialing details.

Exam Name Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE)
Mode of Test Computer-based exam
Total Questions 170 multiple-choice (20 are considered pilot questions)
Time Duration 3-hour (180 minutes)
Test Fees $315
Language offered English and French
Scoring Scaled scores can range from
200 to 800 with a passing scaled score of 425

Scoring the VTNE

After you have completed the test, you will see a pass or fail score on the computer screen. This pass-or-fail score is preliminary, and you will receive an official score through e-mail about three or four weeks after the exam. 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 your test is scored on 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 76% and higher (depending on your state or province’s standards) is passing (last three years average).

VTNE Study Guide 2024

The AAVSB® recommends that candidates carefully read and understand all the topics covered in the latest handbook (PDF). Candidates may also consult the AAVSB website for additional information about the VTNE.

The AAVSB offers four versions of the VTNE online practice test. The tests are designed to assess your strengths and weaknesses in each of the nine domain areas of the VTNE. Each practice test contains 75 questions and is 90 minutes.

American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) – contact for questions regarding applying/registering, eligibility, and scores. 

VTNE Program
380 West 22nd Street, Suite 101
Kansas City, MO 64108
Toll Free: 1-877-698-8482
Fax: 1-816-931-1604
Email: vettech@aavsb.org
Website: www.aavsb.org

PSI – Contact us regarding scheduling and testing with PSI.

18000 West 105th Street
Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: 1-833-256-1419