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Veterinary Technician
License Description
A Veterinary Technician is knowledgeable in the care and handling of animals, basic principles of normal and abnormal life processes, and routine laboratory and clinical procedures. The technician is primarily an assistant to veterinarians, biological research workers, and other scientists. Duties that might be performed while assisting a practicing veterinarian include: obtaining and recording information about cases; preparing patients, instruments, and equipment for surgery; collecting specimens; performing certain laboratory procedures; dressing wounds; and assisting in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures. In general, the duties of a veterinary technician in a veterinary practice may include any part of the practice that does not involve diagnosis, prescription, surgery, or any other activities prohibited by the Arkansas Veterinary Practice Act. All functions of a veterinary technician are performed under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Requirements: 1) Must be a citizen of the United States or an applicant for citizenship. 2) Must be a person of moral integrity and acceptable ethical standards. 3) Must possess a diploma or its equivalent from a two-year college level program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). 4) Must make a passing score on the Vet Tech National Examination. 5) Must have a letter of recommendation from a licensed veterinarian. Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE): $320.00, Application Fee: $40.00, Annual Renewal Fee: $25.00
Licensing Agency
State of Arkansas Veterinary Medical Examining Board
#1 Natural Resources Drive, Room 105, P.O. Box 8505
Little Rock , AR 72205
(501) 224 2836
Active Status
Active
Active Military/Veterans
A temporary license available to military and spouses until formal license approval
Continuing Education
Continuing education required
Criminal Record
No criminal record requirements
Education
Degree required
Exam
Third-party exam required
Experience
No experience
License Type
Stand-alone license
License Updated
09/23/2019
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