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Become a Vet Tech in Maryland

How to Become a Veterinary Technician in Maryland

In order to be registered in the state of Maryland as a veterinary technician, one must pass the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) and the Maryland State Board Examination.  The Veterinary Technician National Examination is administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB).  Also, one must understand the laws and regulations that govern registered veterinary technicians in the state of Maryland.  A signature is required on the application indicating this to be true. 


The following items are required in order to take the Maryland State Board Examination, if your Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) score is less than 5 years old.

  • A fully completed application that has been notarized.
  • A copy of your transcript must be sent directly from one of the online or campus based schools offering Maryland vet tech programs.  One must be a graduate from an accredited veterinary technician program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
  •  A photo ID within the last 6 months, along with your signature.
  • Currently, the application fee is $60.
  • Your VTNE score must be sent to the Maryland State Board office.  Depending on where you took the VTNE, would determine how the score should be sent.

Maryland State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Room 102
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Phone:  (410) 841-5862
Fax:  (410) 841-5999
Website:  www.mda.state.md.us

American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB)
380 W. 22nd Street, Suite 101
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone:  (816) 931-1504 – Toll Free:  (800) 698-8482
Fax: (816) 931-1604
Website:  www.aavsb.org



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