The Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) assesses the knowledge and skills of prospective veterinary technicians. The VTNE was developed by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards.
Also in this VTNE practice test free, we present 22 multiple-choice questions and answers for the AAVSB Veterinary Technician National Examination.
Study tips: Preparation for Success
Four important areas to consider in order to ensure success on any exam, in previous and this practice test:
- Study techniques (click to view in previous practice test)
- Mental preparation (click to view in previous practice test)
- Physical preparation
- Test-taking techniques
Physical preparation is equally as important as all the other strategies for success. Knowing where you’re going, what you’re getting into, and prepping yourself physically will contribute to your overall success.
- Your physical preparation
- Be in tip-top physical condition. Don’t get rundown before the exam. Don’t cram the night before the exam.
- Keep up with your sleep, especially the night before the exam; you need to be sharp and in control.
- Eat comfort foods for several days prior to the exam and especially the night before – avoid spicy foods.
- Eat a good breakfast the morning of the exam – this is very important!
- Go for a walk or do your favorite exercise for several days before the exam. Good physical condition is as important as mental preparation; exercise calms the body.
- Layer your clothing for the day of the exam. If the room is too warm, you can shed a layer; if the room is too cold, you can put on a layer. Your comfort helps with your attention and, therefore, your success.
- Physical preparation for the exam
- Know where you are going. Consider a trial run to the site to verify location and how long it takes to get there – is the parking adequate?
- Lay out your clothing the night before the exam.
- Lay out what you need to bring to the exam the night before (i.e. identification, etc.).
- Arrive early and be prepared with appropriate identification; most exams require picture identification.
- Can you bring a bottle of water or other beverages?
- Do you need to bring pencils or other materials?
- The site preparation
- Are the chairs comfortable?
- Can you take a bathroom break?
- Are there lockers to store the personal items you are not allowed to bring into the exam, or do you need to store them in your vehicle?
- What is the site layout?
- Will you be fingerprinted or videotaped?
- Will you get your scores or preliminary scores at the end of the exam?
- SLOW DOWN AND READ THE QUESTIONS CAREFULLY. This is the most important strategy!
- Realize that you will NOT KNOW all of the answers and you may not even recognize some questions. This is normal and not at all unexpected.
- Nobody is going to know all the answers and no one is going to get 100% of the credit on difficult credentialing examinations. Realize this and embrace it – don’t get upset or anxious when you see these unknown questions.
- Pace yourself – manage your time without fretting about the time. If you need to, set shorter time goals (e.g. If you have 4 hours for a 200 question exam, you should be finishing a minimum of 50 questions per hour).
- Use a process of elimination on questions.Try to remember or identify the correct answer to a question BEFORE looking at the choices. If allowed, you may want to use a piece of scratch paper to cover answers without looking at the choices. This can also be done on a computer screen.
- Another strategy that has worked for students and test candidates is to plan to go through the exam three times. The first time you answer the questions that you know that you know. The second time, answer the questions that you think you can figure out, or for which you can likely eliminate incorrect answers so that you arrive at the correct answer. Lastly, the final read-through is to make your best educated guesses at the questions that you don’t know. The advantage to this technique is that you likely may see some other questions that jog your memory about answers that don’t come to mind when you first go through the exam. It takes a second or often a third reading for the mind to remember that you have already seen something similar in another related question.
- If you get bogged down, find an easy question that boosts your confidence. Repeat positive self-confidence statements to yourself as you go, especially when you get bogged down.
- Remember stress management:
- Take a deep breath when you feel overwhelmed or too anxious.
- Roll your shoulders and shake your hands – these techniques really do dispel stress.
- Stay focused, and if you can’t, give yourself a break for a few minutes.
- Take a “time-out” break. Ask for permission to go to the restroom even if you don’t need the restroom. The break is good, and so is the walking.
- Repeat again those self-confidence messages.
- Again: take the time to read the questions carefully!
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