The UCD School of Veterinary Medicine is one of only six veterinary schools currently accredited by the AVMA in Europe. As a result, graduates from the UCD programme can receive a license to practice veterinary medicine in the US or Canada without having to complete a special ‘foreign graduates’ exam.
The UCD School of Veterinary Medicine has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education. Full reaccreditation was awarded after a site visit in January 2014 and the next visitation will be in 2021.
NAVLE Pass Rates
The North American Veterinary Licensing Exam or NAVLE is a requirement for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in all licensing jurisdictions in North America. Senior students and recent graduates of AVMA-accredited veterinary colleges must pass the NAVLE in order to gain licensure. The NAVLE is comprised of 360 clinically relevant multiple-choice questions and is administered as a computer-based examination throughout North America and at certain overseas sites during a four week testing window in November/December, and a two week window in April. The AVMA Council on Education current required pass rate is 80%.
|UCD Full Year||Number NAVLE Candidates||Number Passing||% Passing||Number Conferring|
|2009 - 2010||29||24||86||75|
|2010 - 2011||25||24||96||68|
|2011 - 2012||27||26||96||74|
|2012 - 2013||56||49||88||93|
|2013 - 2014||57||52||91||104|
|2014 - 2015||63||56||89||110|