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NAVLE through California

Veterinary Examination Eligibility Review (VEER)

  • 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 copy of your transcript, 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.
    • 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 will be open:
December 1, 2017 through February 1, 2018.

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.

Eligible Nov-Dec 2017 CA NAVLE candidates will receive final exam eligibility information from 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

AAVSB Contact Info
1.816.931.1504 ext. 226

For common questions, please visit our FAQ page.