The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Accreditation and NAVLE

The R(D)SVS is accredited by American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education and The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

Following the award of the degree of BVM&S, the graduates can join the Royal College of Veterinary Medicine and receive a license to practice veterinary medicine in the United Kingdom. In order to practice in North America, in addition to our BVM&S degree, graduates must pass the examination prepared and delivered by the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. That examination is the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination or NAVLE®. The examination is administered twice annually in November/December and in April. The success rate, or pass rate, of the graduates of a veterinary medical educational program on the NAVLE examination is one of the factors considered by AVMA in its annual consideration of the accreditation status of a school or college.

The results for the R(D)SVS are:

Academic Year Students taking exam(s) Students passing exam(s) Average score Criterion group average Percent passing
2010/11 36 36 512 517 100
2011/12 49 46 510 532 94
2012/13 51 47 495 519 92
2013/14 61 55 498 512 90
2014/15 60 56 494 513 93
2015/16 79 70 478 513 89
2016/17 70 64 493 509 91
2017/18 88 74 491 509 84
2018/19 82 72 475 507 88