First, before you start studying, make sure you have planned when you’re going to take the exam. The answer for when you should start your studies depends on your test date.
Information about how to verify your eligibility, how to submit your online application and check your application status, how to schedule your exam and more information about the VTNE® can be found on the AAVSB VTNE® Overview. On this site, you can also see that the The VTNE® is offered three times per year.
The testing windows are:
We recommend starting to study for the exam 3 months in advance. That means for the different testing windows, the recommended times to study are the following:
So now you know when to start studying - but what will you study? Between class notes, textbooks, Mosby’s review books, AAVSB VTNE® practice tests and online apps and study programs, there’s a lot of information to get through. Every individual learns, studies and reviews differently so it’s important to choose which resources you think will be most beneficial to you.
If you’ve narrowed down which resources you will use, the next question is, how will you organize your study schedule?
Psychologist Dr. Lori Kogan offers the following advice:
For more study information on impactful study strategies, check out: The Top 15 Tips and Tricks for Studying for the VTNE®
Best of luck studying for the VTNE®!
Flavia Vaduva is a general practice Veterinarian and a blogger for VetTechPrep. She has a passion for veterinary medicine, education and business management. She really enjoys interacting with veterinary students and veterinary professionals. She spends her free time riding horses and traveling to explore new places!