The AAVSB is pleased to offer two awards to Veterinary Technician National Examination® candidates, each awarded annually. We are proud to offer the VTNE® Scholarship 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® Scholarship Award is presented to one graduating student recognized by their veterinary technology/nursing program faculty who fosters, cultivates, and preserves a culture of leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and treats everyone with respect and dignity.
This award is presented to one veterinary technician/nursing student from every AVMA-CVTEA or CVMA accredited veterinary technology/nursing program who is expected to graduate no later than June of the calendar year in which the award is being given. The award recipient is selected based on their commitment to leadership and to the veterinary profession. Award recipients are announced in January and will receive a VTNE exam voucher for their VTNE online application.
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, inclusive of Black/African American, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Indigenous peoples, Asians and Pacific Islanders, Hispanic/Latinx, LGBTQ, and students with disabilities.
The award recipient will be 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 during the spring and will receive a VTNE exam voucher for their VTNE online application.