Anyone interested in becoming a veterinary technician must complete a two-year accredited associate degree program and then take the Veterinary Technician National Exam. Peterson's Master the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) offers crucial test-prep strategies and skill-building review for this essential exam. In addition, readers will find the information they need to know about what the veterinary technician job entails, the steps to becoming a veterinary technician, and expert preparation and practice on the six topics of VTNE. Part I provides an overview of a veterinary technician's job and details on the VTNE.
Part II is a preview of the exam-a diagnostic test to determine strengths and weaknesses on questions that are just like the ones that appear on the VTNE. Part III is a comprehensive overview of the subjects on the VTNE, with chapters on pharmacy and pharmacology, surgical preparation and assisting, laboratory procedures, animal care and nursing, anesthesia and analgesia, dentistry, and diagnostic imaging. Part IV offers full-length practice tests, with questions similar to those on the actual exam.The Appendixes offer a valuable glossary of medical terms and abbreviations used on the VTNE as well as a list of references recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).