Q: What is the value of accreditation for students?
A: Accreditation provides assurance that veterinary colleges comply with a published set of quality standards and promotes continuous improvement in veterinary education. Accreditation protects the value of your degree. Any individual wishing to be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in any state in the United States must pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) and any specific state board examination required by that state. Candidates cannot take the NAVLE unless they have graduated from an AVMA COE accredited school or obtained a certificate from the Educational Commission on Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) or Program for Assessment of Educational Equivalence (PAVE). Accreditation also makes a number of federal loans available to veterinary students.