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California Adds the VTNE o the Veterinary Technician Licensure Procedure

February 24, 2014 Kansas City, MO (February 21, 2014) - The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) and the California Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) announced today that the AAVSB's Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) will become part of the
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California Adds the VTNE o the Veterinary Technician Licensure Procedure

February 24, 2014 Kansas City, MO (February 21, 2014) - The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) and the California Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) announced today that the AAVSB's Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) will become part of the
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Date: April 25, 2014
TECH120-0414: Practical Review for Veterinary Technicians: VTNE Preparation Class S2014
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Date: April 27, 2014
Veterinary Specialty Hospital 4th Annual Symposium
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Date: April 29, 2014
STAF168-0414: Training - Building Your Dream Team
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Veterinary Technology turns 50!

September 10, 2011

This year marks the 50th anniversary for veterinary technology programs. Although in 1951 the Air Force developed the first "animal technician training program" (which it was called until 1967 when the AVMA revoked an earlier decision that the term "veterinary" could only be used by doctors of veterinary medicine), it wasn't until 1961 that the State University of New York at Dehli created the first animal technician training program open to civilians. Two years later, in 1963, 8 students received their associate’s degree from the program. Veterinary technology has continued to grow exponentially over the years, and NAVTA works hard to continue that growth with our promotion of the veterinary technology profession.