The North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) is required for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in North America. Also known as the national boards, the NAVLE is developed and managed by the International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA), formerly known as National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME). Fourth-year veterinary students are privileged to sit for the national licensing exam during November/December and again in April. Please note, the deadline for applying to the NAVLE is 3-4 months in advance of the testing dates and often by August 1st.
The Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredits Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent educational programs at colleges or schools of Veterinary Medicine. In accordance with Section 9.4 (Reporting to the Community) of the Accreditation Policies and Procedures of the AVMA Council on Education (May 2018), each college of veterinary medicine must notify the public of its performance in educating veterinarians by posting on its website the NAVLE pass rate for the college compared to the pass rate required by the COE standard for Outcomes Assessment (currently 80%). As shown in the table below, the UF CVM pass rate for graduating veterinary students has exceeded the COE-mandated pass rate during each of the past seven years.
|Graduation Year||Pass Rate (%)|