Veterinary Medical Technology

RVT Certification

Professionals who hold the RVT credential in North Carolina are individuals who have:

  • Graduated from an AVMA accredited 2 or 4 year veterinary medical technology program.
  • Taken and passed both the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and the North Carolina Veterinary Technician State Exam (NCVTSE).

With experience, the RVT credential holds solid potential for advancement to management positions, especially when combined with a bachelor's degree.

Although most RVTs work in small animal hospitals, they are also found in other veterinary settings including:

  • Large animal practice
  • Emergency medicine
  • Avian and exotic hospitals
  • Zoos and aquariums
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Military and police forces
  • Research and reference laboratories
  • Higher learning institutions
  • Any organization that centers around the veterinary environment

Visit to learn more about the RVT credential and career opportunities.

Visit to learn more about the taking the VTNE.

Visit to learn more about taking the NCVTSE.

Please Note:
Curriculum guides are for students who enroll during the current academic year. Students enrolled during a previous academic year should visit the Program Evaluation link in WebAdvisor to find the required list of courses for graduation. For assistance, consult your advisor.