Program Assessment

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 2017 and the current status is Accredited with minor deficiency on Standard 9 Curriculum.  A holistic curriculum review in process will be completed within one year, correcting the minor deficiency.  The next accreditation review will be in 2024.

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
2017

124

123

524

509

99

2016

123

118

511

513

96

2015

98

97

523

513

99

2014

95

95

529

515

100

2013

95

93

526

519

98


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