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EWC Veterinary Technology students score well on National Exam

February 11, 2020

Eastern Wyoming College recently had five Veterinary Technology students sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). EWC students exceeded the average for all 1st time takers (US and Canada) in all eight domains tested.

EWC students scored above average in these categories:

Pharmacology – Pharmacy
Surgical Nursing
Laboratory Procedures
Animal Care and Nursing
Diagnostic Imaging
Emergency Medicine/Critical Care
Pain Management/Analgesia

“We are tremendously proud of the efforts of the five Veterinary Technology students who recently passed the VTNE as part of their credentialing and wish them the best as they move into their careers. The exemplary scores achieved by these students are testaments to their determination, work ethic, and professionalism and illustrate the important role our Veterinary Technology faculty and staff play in preparing students for this exam and their subsequent careers,” said Dr. Heidi Edmunds, Vice President for Academic Services.

The Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) is owned and administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB). The VTNE is used to evaluate entry-level veterinary technicians’ competency to practice and to be credentialed. The computer-based exam is given in three testing windows per year (winter, summer, and fall) and is constantly updated, reviewed and re-evaluated by highly-qualified item writers so that it remains a valid tool.

Most states and provinces require a passing score on the VTNE as one criterion for receiving credentials. The exam is administered at Prometric Testing Centers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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