College of Veterinary Medicine

Academic Information

Program Assessment


Accredidation

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.

Year Students taking Exam Students Passing Exam Average Score Criterion Group Average Percent Passing
2009

96

95

526

523

99

2010

95

94

538

542

99

2011

102

101

534

531

99

2012

96

90

509

522

95

2013

94

90

524

518

96

Last Edited: Dec 03, 2013 2:51 PM   

College of Veterinary Medicine, PO Box 647010 , Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-7010, 509-335-9515, Contact Us  Safety Links