DVM Program Accreditation Information

Accreditation Status 

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Education. The last site visit was in October 2011 and the next site visit will be in 2018.

NAVLE Information

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine North American Veterinary Licensing Exam Passrates
Class of:
Class Size
Number of Students Passing
PVM Ultimate Pass Rate Percentage*
2006 58 57 98%
2007 69 69 100%
2008 63 63 100%
2009 63 63 100%
2010 58 57 98%
2011 71 71 100%
2012 67 63 94%
2013 65 63 97%
2014 67 66 99%
2015 77 76 99%
2016  81 78  96% 

* The American Veterinary Medical Association's Council on Education requires a minimum pass rate of 80%.

DVM Degree Retention and Completion

Graduating Class
Number of Students Admitted
Number of Students
Not Completing DVM
Absolute Attrition*
2009 68 2 2.9%
2010 70 10 14.3%
2011 70 2 2.9%
2012 70 3 4.3%
2013 70 4 5.7%
2014 70 3 4.3%
2015 84 4 4.8%

Additional Links

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Academic/Course Catalog

Required textbooks for DVM Curriculum

Veterinary License for State of Indiana

DVM Student Withdraw Process: Any student seeking to withdraw from the DVM Program should meet with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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