Frequently Asked Questions

Top Questions

1. Why should I sign up for VetTechPrep?

VetTechPrep is a study resource with numerous features not available elsewhere to assist you in passing the VTNE. With its interactive, on-line format, VetTechPrep customizes your study sessions by creating detailed reports on your progress in all subject areas. This will allow you to allocate your study time to the areas that will help you most on your exam. The database also remembers the questions that you answer incorrectly and asks you those questions again until you get them right. Randomization of the answer choices prevents you from memorizing the location of the correct answer and helps you to actually learn the subject matter.

VetTechPrep has the most extensive question database of its type with over 1,300 questions, and detailed answer explanations, which serve as key learning material. VetTechPrep has an impressive group of contributors and staff who keep material relevant and up to date in all area.

The practice questions are formatted similarly to that of the actual exam, allowing you to become more familiar and comfortable with the types of questions on the exam and the process of navigating through this type of test. The database covers topics most relevant and commonly covered on the VTNE, and excludes most of the minutia that would be less efficient for you to study. In short, VetTechPrep is the interactive, straightforward, and to-the-point way to prepare for your VTNE® board exam.

2. What is the VetTechPrep Guarantee?

VetTechPrep is confident that anyone who completes the VetTechPrep course will pass the VTNE exam on their first attempt. This is largely due to the question recycling feature of VetTechPrep, which essentially forces students to learn all of the material in order to make it through the entire course. Therefore, VetTechPrep will pay for your VetTechPrep re-subscription if you do not pass the VTNE exam. In order to qualify for a free re-subscription, you must have completed the full VetTechPrep course by finishing all (or at least 80% of all) practice questions and timed exam questions before the date of your VTNE exam. If you did not pass the VTNE exam, please contact support for instructions on how to obtain a free re-subscription.

3. Are VetTechPrep questions taken from actual VTNE material?

No. VetTechPrep questions are original, copyrighted, and are not taken from previous VTNE material. Printing, distributing, or any other use of the questions, answers, explanations, photographs, or other material on this site is strictly prohibited without express written consent from VetTechPrep. Any person or company claiming to use VTNE material without their express consent is in violation of their Code of Conduct, and use of such materials is illegal and could result in license forfeiture. VetTechPrep is a successful review program because the questions in the course cover a wide array of topics that an entry-level Veterinary Technician would be expected to know. By providing detailed explanations with many questions, even if the exact question on the topic is not the same as on your VTNE, the material you have learned will help you reason your way to the best answer.

4. Who writes VetTechPrep Questions?

Veterinarians, along with others in the medical field, contribute and edit content. In addition to our customer and technical support staff, specialists in every major subject area are available to respond to student inquiries. Our group consists of seasoned veterinarians and veterinary technicians as well those with recent VTNE experience. This means that if you read a question and feel that you have learned something differently, an e-mail to our support desk will be forwarded to an expert in that area so that you can receive an up-to-date response from a specialist.

5. How can I pass the VTNE?

VetTechPrep's practice questions and practice exams are the best way to prepare to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam.

In order to take the VTNE, you must be a graduate of an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) or Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) accredited veterinary technology program or a program approved by the regulatory board governing your jurisdiction. Before you take the exam, you must also submit an application to the AASVB.

Remember, approximately one-third of the people who take the VTNE exam do not pass. Use VTNE practice questions and VTNE practice exams to ensure that you are among the two-thirds who do pass. VetTechPrep's guarantee means we're here to help you pass the VTNE with flying colors!

6. Why would I choose VetTechPrep for VTNE practice questions?

In addition to modeling our questions in the format of the vet tech exam questions, VetTechPrep has also emulated the ratio of question types so that your study materials will have a similar percentage of items for each category (the VTNE Practice Domains).

VetTechPrep also has other unique features, including a web-based interface so you can get accustomed to using the computer, as your VTNE exam will be computerized.

VetTechPrep allows you to choose to study by system/category (i.e. anatomy and physiology), or to have questions generated randomly, as they will be on the VTNE. Each question will be followed by a detailed answer explanation, so that you know why your answer was correct or not. You should read each answer explanation thoroughly as this will often have additional information about the disease and/or other answer choices. Users report that reading the answer explanations carefully is the most helpful aspect of VetTechPrep for VTNE preparation. Studying in this format is far more interactive and engaging than conventional VTNE practice question books or VTNE flashcards.

Some questions will have links to VetTechPrep PowerPagesTM which provide additional review material about the topic presented in the question. These PowerPages can be reviewed on-line immediately, printed, or revisited at a later time.

VetTechPrep provides detailed statistics and graphs to allow you to view your progress, and identify your weak and strong areas so you can better focus your study time.

VetTechPrep is portable - with our mobile app, you can take your vet tech exam practice questions with you on your mobile device or smartphone and study anytime, anywhere!

Questions, Exams, and Features

1. Can I answer the questions in VetTechPrep more than once?

Throughout the course, you will take most questions at least twice, once in the practice mode and once in a practice exam. Any time you miss a question in either mode, it will be recycled and you will be asked that question again in subsequent practice sessions or exams.

The question recycling aspect of VetTechPrep is one of its unique and special features. This feature forces the user to learn all of the material in order to successfully complete both sections of the program. VetTechPrep feels that anyone who has learned all of the material in the course should be in spectacular shape going into his or her exam.

Once you have correctly completed questions, they will not be asked to you again. However, you can go back to review individual questions in the "Review and Stats" area of the program, as well as in the "Missed Questions" area.

2. Question Bank Resets & Access to Material

An active subscription entitles you to access all questions in Practice Question and Timed Exam modes until you have answered each question correctly. Because your individualized statistics (which can provide valuable guidance in your studying) are based on your question history, we are unable to reset your question bank.

Once you have completed the program by answering all questions correctly, you continue to have access to all questions through your Statistics pages. Therein, you will find a history of every question you have answered, including answer explanations. In this way, all of the material remains available to you for the duration of your subscription.

3. How many practice exams are there?

The practice exam question database contains over 1,300 questions. Exam length is variable, but if for example you take 30-question exams, and if you answer every question correctly, there are approximately 40 practice exams. However, if you miss questions in these exams, they will be recycled (with answer choices re-ordered) and asked again in a subsequent exam, so you will actually have more exams depending on how well you do.

4. What do I do if I find a typographical error or believe a question, answer, or explanation contains an error?

If you believe there is an error in a question, please copy and paste the question into an e-mail to VetTechPrep Support and indicate what you believe to be incorrect. If you have a reference for your viewpoint, feel free to include it. The VetTechPrep team will review any questions about the course material and make modifications and additions as needed. When necessary, VetTechPrep may also contact an appropriate expert to obtain the most definitive answer to your question, which can take some additional time.

5. How do practice exams differ from practice questions?

The term "VTNE Practice Exam" usually refers to a set of VTNE practice questions completed as one session that is timed.

Since the VTNE is a timed exam, it is important to do some of your exam prep by practicing answering questions in this manner. This will train you to distribute and prioritize your exam time without feeling pressured by working against a clock.

VetTechPrep's veterinary technician practice test questions are designed to help you learn and get a feel for what it is like to go through questions continuously, as in an actual exam.

While format of the VTNE practice tests on our site mimic the functions of the VTNE, you will have additional functions to further your studying, such as the ability to go back, mark questions you want to review at the end, and end your exam at any time. Since you may not always have a full hour to sit down and take a practice test, VetTechPrep practice exams are given in variable question blocks. If you must end an exam early for any reason or do not complete it in the allotted time, you will NOT lose access or be penalized statistically for any questions you do not answer. VetTechPrep will only score the questions did answer before you closed the exam.

Explanations are also available for VetTechPrep's VTNE practice exam questions, but are not accessible until the end of the exam. You should at least review the explanations to any questions you answered incorrectly, although reviewing all explanations will provide additional information and is recommended.

6. Why do I need VTNE practice questions?

VetTechPrep consists of over 1,300 questions covering very specific topics. VTNE exam questions cover topics such as laboratory procedures, nursing care, pharmacology, diagnostics, surgical prep, anesthesia, and dentistry.

Veterinary technician exam practice questions provide a way for you to review specific topics in a format that is similar to what you will encounter on the exam.


1. How long is my subscription valid?

VetTechPrep subscriptions are available in 45, 60, and 90 day increments valid from the date of payment.

2. Can I share my VetTechPrep account?

VetTechPrep prohibits sharing of your account and monitors all account activity. VetTechPrep reserves the right to cancel a subscription if unauthorized use is suspected. Additionally, sharing of accounts will alter your personalized performance record and reduce the number of questions you have available to take.

3. Are partial subscriptions available?

No, partial subscriptions are not offered at this time.

4. Can I extend my subscription if my account expires?

VetTechPrep allows 30-day subscription extensions. The cost for a 30-day extension is $40. Smaller increments are not available. When your VetTechPrep subscription is one week prior to expiration, the option to purchase an extension will appear on you subscriptions page. You must purchase your extension prior to expiration - extensions cannot be purchased for old, expired accounts.


1. What are the system requirements to use VetTechPrep?

VetTechPrep requires an Internet connection. High-speed connections will be most efficient for study purposes. VetTechPrep is optimized for use with a Chrome web browser (which can be downloaded for free at It is compatible with most other web browsers as well (Firefox, Safari), provided that they are JavaScript enabled, and allow both cookies and pop-ups.

2. Why can't I log in to my account?

Check your Internet browser settings to make sure that cookies, Java, JavaScript, and pop-ups are enabled. Check out for detailed instructions on how to enable these functions within your Web browser. If these suggestions do not work, please download the Google Chrome web browser. It is free and safe to download.

3. I am unable to register for an account with VetTechPrep. What can I do?

The most common cause for registration failure comes from an incorrect billing address, name, credit card number, or credit card expiration date. Please make sure these are all correct before submitting your registration. Discrepancies with any of this information may cause your registration to fail. It is for your own security!

If you are confident that you have input all of the information correctly, but still get the same error message repeatedly, contact VetTechPrep support so that we can determine the cause of your registration failure and help you to sign up.

4. How can I change my password?

To change your password, please do the following:

  1. Log in to your account
  2. Click Account Info in the upper left corner of your VetTechPrep homepage
  3. Click the Change Password button at the bottom of the Account Info Page

5. When I try to log in, I am unable to do so and the screen says "Uh Oh, please login". What do I do?

Check your Internet browser settings to make sure that cookies, Java, JavaScript, and pop-ups are enabled. Check out for detailed instructions on how to enable these functions within your Web browser. If these suggestions do not work, please download the Google Chrome web browser. It is free and safe to download.

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