Become a Vet Tech in Idaho
Becoming a Veterinary Technician in Idaho
- The Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine requires that you become a graduate of one of the Idaho vet tech programs that has been accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. If you obtain your degree in a foreign country, you are still eligible to be certified in Idaho.
- You’ll also need a passing score on a national certification exam, whether it’s the Veterinary Technician National Examination or another national exam approved by the Idaho State Board. There are practice exams available for a fee of $45. You may take this practice test online. You can find specific instructions when you’re ready to take the exam on the Veterinary Technician National Examination website at this address: http://www.aavsb.org/VTNE.
- In addition to the national exam, you’ll also need to take the local Idaho jurisprudence exam. This exam covers regulations and procedures that are specific to the state of Idaho and will certify that you are specially qualified to work in that state. A score of 90% is required to be eligible for certification, so you’ll need to review the required material well before taking the jurisprudence exam.
- The Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine issues Veterinary Tech licenses in January and June of each year. You may submit your application at any time, but it must be in before the first of the month that you wish to receive your license, otherwise you’ll have to wait six months until the next review period. The application will remain valid for an entire year. Documentation and fees will also be required when you apply for license. All the necessary papers and forms can be obtained directly from the board or on the website.
Idaho State Board of Veterinary Medicine
2270 Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise, ID 83712
(PO Box 7249 Boise, ID 83707)