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NAVLE through California

Veterinary Examination Eligibility Review (VEER)

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited veterinary school OR must graduate from an accredited veterinary school up to 8 months prior to the close of the NAVLE testing window.
  • If a graduate of an accredited school, AAVSB must receive a copy of your transcript.
  • If a graduate of a non-accredited school, must have a certificate of completion of the ECFVG or enrolled and eligible in the PAVE program.

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 for the California NAVLE. The March/April 2017 application is open November 28 - February 1.

The application window for the March/April 2017 NAVLE is now open.

Click here to apply.

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

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

Step 2:

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

Please note there is a California Waiver Page - Consent Statement per the ICVA NAVLE application requirements.

The ICVA NAVLE application window for the April 2017 NAVLE testing window will be open early December to February 1.

Step 3:

Licensure Application

Click here to apply for the CA State Board examinations. For questions regarding the 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

AAVSB Contact Info
1.816.931.1504 ext. 226

For common questions, please visit our FAQ page.

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