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Veterinary Examination Eligibility Review (VEER)

The AAVSB reviews exam eligibility for California NAVLE® candidates.


Requirements

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited veterinary school OR must be set to graduate from an accredited veterinary school within 8 months following the close of the NAVLE testing window.
    • If a graduate of an accredited school, AAVSB must receive a final copy of your transcript, sent directly from the school to the AAVSB.
    • If set to graduate from an accredited veterinary school, AAVSB must receive a letter of academic standing, sent directly from the school to the AAVSB.
    • If a graduate of a non-accredited school, must have a certificate of completion from ECFVG or enrolled and eligible in the PAVE program.

International Graduate Eligibility

  • Graduates of non AVMA accredited schools must have a certificate of completion from ECFVG or be enrolled and eligible in the PAVE program.
  • ECFVG candidates must also submit a final transcript and diploma, sent directly from the school to the AAVSB. A certified translation by a recognized translation service is required for documents in languages other than English.
    • NOTE: Current ECFVG candidates may NOT apply for NAVLE eligibility through California. Applicants who hold a certificate of completion from ECFVG are eligible.

Step 1:


Complete and submit the AAVSB online veterinary examination eligibility review application and pay the $50 fee for the California NAVLE.


The April 2018 California NAVLE eligibility application is now open:

Click here to apply

The window will close on February 1, 2018.


Official transcripts and/or letter of academic standing should be sent directly from the veterinary school to the AAVSB:


NOTE: Letter must include candidate's anticipated graduation date. Official transcripts and/or letter of academic standing should be sent directly from the veterinary school to the AAVSB:


AAVSB
Attn: VEER
380 W. 22nd Street, Suite 101
Kansas City, MO 64108


NAVLE Accommodations


Students requesting accommodations due to a documented disability covered under the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Canadian Human Rights Act must download the AAVSB CA NAVLE Accommodations Guidelines Application (PDF) and submit to the AAVSB at the above address. All supporting documentation from a healthcare specialist (i.e. doctor or psychiatrist) must be included with the application.


Step 2:


  • Complete and submit ICVA (formerly NBVME) NAVLE application & fee to the ICVA:

  • http://www.icva.net/navle-general-information/navle/


  • There is a California Waiver Page - Consent Statement per the ICVA NAVLE application requirements for candidates submitting a paper application which can be found on the ICVA website.

  • NOTE: This does not apply to candidates submitting an online application.


  • Veterinary candidates applying to take the NAVLE will receive final exam eligibility & scheduling information from the ICVA.

Step 3:

Licensure Application

Click here to apply and submit documentation for CA State Licensure and to apply for the CA State Board examination. For questions regarding veterinary credentialing and state board examinations, please contact the CA Veterinary Medical Board directly:

California Veterinary Medical Board
1747 N Market Blvd, Suite 230
Sacramento, CA 95834-2934
Telephone: 1-916-515-5220
Email: vmb@dca.ca.gov


AAVSB Contact Info

veer@aavsb.org
1.816.931.1504 ext. 226


For common questions, please visit our FAQ page.