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Licensure is not required to practice as a Veterinary Technician in the State of Florida but all graduates are encouraged to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) with the American Association of Veterinary State Boards and The Professional Education Service and the Florida Practical Exam (FPE) with the Florida Veterinary Medical Association. Beginning in January 2010, only graduates of AVMA-Accredited Veterinary Technology program will be eligible for the VTNE. Upon successful completion of these exams the graduate will be granted certification valid for two years. This certification will be maintained by completing the required continuing education credits (15 credits).

American Association of Veterinary State Boards
380 W 22nd Street, Suite 101
Kansas City, MO. 64108

Phone: 877-698-8482
Fax: 816-931-1604

Certification Organizations in the State of Florida

Florida Veterinary Technician Association
PO Box 924082
Princeton FL 33092

Florida Veterinary Medical Association
7131 Lake Ellenor Drive
Orlando, Fl. 32809-5738

Phone: 800-992-3862
Fax: 407-240-3710

Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) Pass Rates


Total July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016

Number of first-time candidates passing VTNE


Number of eligible first time candidates


VTNE pass percentage

= Number of first-time candidates passing / Number of first-time candidates




All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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