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Program Assessment

Healthy Animals, Healthy People, Healthy Planet

Accreditation 

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE) accredits veterinary education programs to assure that minimum standards in veterinary education are met and that students enrolled in the program receive an education which will prepare them for entry-level positions in the profession. The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine underwent accreditation review in 2010 and full accreditation was accorded the DVM program until 2017.

National Board Examination

The National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME) provides a standardized examination, the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) which is used by state and provincial licensing boards as part of their licensure procedure for veterinarians. 

The following table shows the success rate of WSU veterinary students on the NAVLE. Score information is not reported for anyone taking the exam post-graduation.

Class ofStudents taking
Exam
Students Passing
Exam
Average
Score
Criterion Group
Average
Percent
Passing
2016

123

118

511

513

96

2015

98

97

523

513

99

2014

95

95

529

515

100

2013

95

93

526

519

98

2012

96

91

509

522

95

2011

102

101

531

534

99


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