DVM Program Accreditation Information

Accreditation Status 

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.  

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*
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*
2012 70 3 4.3%
2013 70 4 5.7%
2014 70 3 4.3%
2015 84 4 4.8%
2016 84 5 6.0%

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

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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