Become a Vet Tech in South Carolina

How to Become a Veterinary Technician in South Carolina

In order to be licensed in the state of South Carolina as a veterinary technician, one must pass the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE), which is administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB).  Also, one must pass an examination administered by the South Carolina Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.  This particular examination covers the Veterinary Medical Practice Rules and Regulations of South Carolina.  Online and campus based South Carolina vet tech programs are designed around helping graduates meet these requirements.  

The following list is required in order to take the South Carolina jurisprudence examination for veterinary technician.

  • A fully completed application, along with the application fee (currently $25) must be sent to the South Carolina Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
  • A certified copy of your transcript must be sent directly from the accredited school.
  • Your Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) transcript indicating a passing score must be sent through the proper reporting services to the South Carolina Board office.
  • Submit a passport type photograph within the last 6 months with your application.

Once the application has been submitted, one may check the status of the application online at the South Carolina Board's website.  After review of the application, one will receive approval to take the jurisprudence examination online.  Once the examination has been passed, it is at this time the applicant is issued a license number and is ready to practice as a licensed veterinary technician in the state of South Carolina.

South Carolina State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
Synergy Business Park, Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr
PO Box 11329
Columbia, South Carolina  29211-1289
Phone:  (803) 896-4598
Fax:  (803) 896-4719
Website:  www.llr.state.sc.us/pol

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