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Accreditation & Student Outcomes

Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine Accreditation and Outcomes Assessment

In May 2013, The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE) granted Full Accreditation to the College of Veterinary Medicine for the maximum allowed term of seven years. The COE is the only recognized accrediting agency for colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S. and Canada. The next scheduled AVMA COE site visit will occur in 2019.

The final pass rate for the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) for Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) students from the Class of 2014 was 94%. The final pass rate required by the AVMA COE is currently 80%.

Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine continues to be proud of its alumni achievements. Since its inaugural graduating class in 2007, its graduates have been accepted into internship and residency programs as well as graduate research programs. Some of its graduates have achieved Diplomate status in such specialty colleges as the: American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, American College of Poultry Veterinarians, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Western University of Health Sciences, CVM cares about its students and their reaching their goals of becoming veterinarians. Our current 5-year average attrition rate is 1.6%. At graduation, our 5-year average rate of graduates having job offers is 85%