A veterinary technician is similar to a nurse in human medicine. Different states have different licensing requirements but most require successful completion of a 2-year Associates Degree program and a passing score on the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) which is owned and administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB). You can learn more about veterinary technicians by visiting the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) website. To check what the licensing requirements are in your state, visit the AAVSB's Board & Agency Directory on their website. Finally, be sure to read about the VTNE on the AAVSB website as well.