Accreditation

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine grants the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree and is accredited by the Council on Education (COE) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) located at 1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL  60173 (phone - 847-925-8070).  Our most recent accreditation visit was in October 2011.  The next accreditation site visit is scheduled for September 30-October 4, 2018.

The accreditation process requires outcomes assessments of various aspects of the program.  One such outcome assessment deals with performance on the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE).  Students in the final year of their veterinary medical education must pass this examination to become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.  Veterinary schools with less than 80% pass rate on the NAVLE are subject to loss of accreditation.  

Pass rates for the past five years are:

DVM Class of:

Pass rate:

2016

96%

2015

99%

2014

99%

2013

97%

2012

94%

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