The AAVSB is pleased to offer two awards to Veterinary Technician National Examination® candidates, each awarded annually. We are proud to offer the VTNE® Award and the VTNE® Celebrating Diversity Award to those who not only put in the hard work, but also represent outstanding leadership and academic achievement, and those who foster, cultivate, and continuously preserve a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The Veterinary Technician National Examination® Award is presented by the veterinary technology/nursing program faculty, to one graduating student every year, and covers the cost of the VTNE® exam.
Award recipients are announced in April, August, and December, and highlighted on our social media.
For any questions relating to this award, please reach out to [email protected]
The Veterinary Technician National Examination® Celebrating Diversity Award is presented to one graduating veterinary technology/nursing minority student who has been traditionally underrepresented in the veterinary technician profession.
The award recipient is selected based on their commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and treating everyone with respect and dignity. The Award recipient is announced on May 1st and will receive a VTNE exam voucher for their VTNE online application.
The application deadline is March 15th annually, and applicants must be enrolled in an AVMA-CVTEA or CVMA accredited program at the time the recipient is selected. Please click this link to apply, and send the application, supporting documents and videos here.