Licensure Requirements

Midwestern University’s College of Veterinary Medicine program is designed to meet requirements established by individual state boards in the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Each student should check the additional licensure requirements for the state, district or territory in which they intend to pursue employment.

More information can be obtained by visiting the American Association of Veterinary State Boards website at

Licensure requirements vary among states but all licensing jurisdictions in The United States of America and Canada require a passing score on the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) administered by the International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA). The NAVLE is offered throughout The United States of America and Canada and at certain overseas sites at computer testing centers operated by Prometric.

Those eligible to apply for the NAVLE include:

  1. Graduates of schools accredited by the AVMA-COE
  2. Senior students at AVMA-COE-accredited schools who have an expected graduation date no later than eight months from the last date of the applicable testing window.

Additional information regarding the NAVLE can be found on IVCA website,