Veterinary Technicians must be (1) graduates of an AVMA-CVTEA accredited program of Veterinary Technology and (2) have achieved a passing score on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) in order to be licensed to practice in Virginia by the Board of Veterinary Medicine.
Accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) represents the highest standard of achievement for veterinary medical education in the United States. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review.
CVTEA accreditation of educational programs serves to inform the public of those institutions providing quality education for veterinary technicians and to benefit graduates by providing a measure of recognition and enhancing their prospects of employment mobility.
Virginia is proud to have two of the best Veterinary Technology Programs in the country. Both schools offer excellent training for veterinary technicians and graduates have consistently enjoyed a nearly 100% success rate on the VTNE, a success rate that far surpasses the national average.
Click on the links below to explore the websites of these two excellent programs and learn about their application processes, and more…..
AVMA Accredited Programs in Virginia
Blue Ridge Community College
Veterinary Technology Program
Weyers Cave, VA 24486
Stuart Porter, VMD-Director
Associate of Applied Science
On-Campus Program Accredited since November, 1976
Distance Learning Program Accredited since November, 1999
Northern Virginia Community College
Veterinary Technology Program
1000 Harry Flood Byrd Hwy.
Sterling, VA 20164-8699
On Campus Program
Tregel Cockburn, DVM-Head
Accredited since April, 1980
Distance Learning Program
Mary Aller, DVM-Director
Accredited sinceFebruary 20, 2004
Veterinary Technician National Exam
For more information regarding the VTNE, click here Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas is now accepting applications for its BAS in Veterinary Technology. This is a distance education 2+2 program with applicants having to already have a degree in veterinary technology from an AVMA accredited program. Prospective students must have a minimum GPA of 2.6, be computer literate, and meet other requirements for admission. The program will offer 3 different tracks starting in the 2nd semester: companion animal, large animal/equine and business management. Each track will have a set of core courses and also allow the student to tailor the degree program by choosing elective courses in each track. Courses start August 26, 2013 and the deadline for submitting an application is 4 weeks prior to the start date of courses. The program website, www.tarleton.edu/vettech is available and has more information. Anyone interested may also email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Instructor and Coordinator - Veterinary Technology Tarleton State University