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All EFSC campuses are open and all classes resumed as scheduled Monday, September 18. Students and instructors should discuss issues related to missed classes, assignments and tests. An email has been sent to students outlining hurricane closure impacts related to Fall Term courses. You can also view that email online.

Veterinary Technician Certification Information

The Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) is administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards and scores are sent to the two credentialing bodies in Florida:

  • Florida Veterinary Medical Association*
  • Florida Veterinary Technician Association

Graduates will make application for certification to the Association of their choosing. See the AAVSB website for testing information and dates.

Renewal of current certification is required every two years with proof of 15 hours of continuing education.

*The FVMA also requires successful completion of the Florida Practical Exam (FPE) for certification. The FPE for the certification in Florida is administered by the Veterinary Technician Certification Committee of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association. For additional information on the certification examinations or renewal contact:

Florida Veterinary Medical Association
7207 Monetary Drive
Orlando, FL 32809-5724
800-992-3862

Florida Veterinary Technician Association
PO Box 924082
Princeton, FL 33092

Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) Pass rates:

  3-Year Cohort July 1, 2015 -
June 30, 2016
July 1, 2014 -
June 30, 2015
July 1, 2013 -
June 30, 2014
 Number of eligible first-time candidates  40  15  14  11
 Number of first-time candidates that have taken VTNE  35  15  9  11
 Annual Pass rate    80%  100%  73%
 Three-year pass rate for first-time test takers
 on the VTNE based on a July 1 to June 30
 reporting year (2013-2016)
84%