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Vet Nursing Students All Pass Board

Vet Nursing Students All Pass Board

Mon Aug 28, 2023

All 13 Colby Community College Distance Learning Veterinary Nursing Program graduates who sat for the Veterinary Technology National Exam (VTNE) achieved a 100% first-time pass rate during the July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023, testing window.

The VTNE is a three-hour exam consisting of 170 questions covering nine domains of responsibility deemed essential for veterinary nurses.

Colby Community College is a pioneer in veterinary medicine education, starting a program in 1969 as one of the first in the country. The accredited distance learning program launched in 2014, and enrollment has increased exponentially. The college is just one of six institutions that deliver vet nursing through both modalities.

Dr. Jennifer Martin leads the 82-credit hour program. Instructors are Dr. Beth Fenton, Angie Harris, BS, RVT, Sheyenne Spady, RVT, and Dr. Gina Vanloenen. Amanda Hart serves as the Veterinary Nursing Enrollment and Retention Specialist.

For more information on becoming a veterinary nurse, contact the department at (785) 460-5462 or email