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COVID-19 Guidance: Guidance and operational updates for Cummings School and its veterinary teaching hospitals

About Cummings School

Accreditation

Accreditation is a process by which an educational institution or program submits to a voluntary, non-governmental review to determine whether it meets accepted standards of quality. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education develops these standards and conducts reviews for DVM program in the United States. The standards that a veterinary school must meet to be fully accredited can be found  online here: AVMA COE Standards of Accreditation.

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is currently fully accredited by the AVMA Council on Education. As an accredited program, Cummings School’s DVM program meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in all states in the U.S. (Current and prospective students are reminded that other licensure requirements exist on a state-by-state basis; see below.)

Students wishing to offer suggestions, comments, or complaints regarding Cummings School’s compliance with the standards for accreditation may do so anonymously via this Qualtrics survey. All suggestions, comments, and complaints will be made available to the AVMA Council on Education annually.

Accrediting Group:

  • The Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Accreditation Status:

  • Full accreditation for 7 years from date of last visit.

Last Accreditation:

  • March 2019

Date of Next Site Visit:

  • October 2025

Veterinary Licensure

A license must be obtained for each state in which you intend to practice veterinary medicine. Each state has its own licensing requirements and processes, and students are encouraged to study the requirements for each to ensure that they will meet the qualifications and can obtain licensure in a timely fashion.

Students must apply for licensure in at least one state when applying for the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE). Information regarding NAVLE eligibility and application due-dates, as well as licensing, is available for each state at the International Council for Veterinary Assessment here.

The AVMA Council on Education expects that 80 percent or more of each college’s graduating senior students sitting for the NAVLE will have passed at the time of graduation.

The Council on Education expects that 80% or more of each college’s graduating senior students sitting for the NAVLE will have passed at the time of graduation.

NAVLE Pass Rates

 

YEAR STUDENTS TAKING EXAM(S) STUDENTS PASSING EXAM(S) AVERAGE SCORE CRITERION GROUP AVERAGE PERCENT PASSING
2015 95 95 543 513 100
2016 93 91 544 513 98
2017 93 92 541 509 99
2018 98 98 540 509 100
2019 91 91 532 507 100

For More Information

Students wishing to offer suggestions, comments or voice complaints regarding compliance of the School with the Standards for Accreditation may do so anonymously via this Qualtrics survey.  All suggestions, comments and complaints will be made available to the AVMA Council on Education annually.