Current DVM Students

The Office of Academic Affairs leads and facilitates a wide variety of support services and activities directly impacting students in the professional veterinary degree program such as: 

  • First year student orientation focused on professional relationships, learning resources, effective use of educational technology, understanding learning preferences, personal management of financial challenges, team building, managing stress, wellness and an introduction to college clubs and activities
  • Peer mentorship programs 
  • Leadership for 20+ professional student clubs and organizations 
  • Provides access to on-site mental health and wellness counselors
  • Access to a certified financial planner through support from the Alabama and Kentucky Veterinary Medical Associations 
  • Assistance for students with disabilities as directed by the Auburn University Office of Accessibility
  • Access to multiple external resources needed to optimally assist students facing unique situations
  • Assistance with externship and preceptorship selection
  • Facilitates annual third-year student White Coat Ceremony which honors the transition of professional students moving from classroom and laboratory to clinical education. 

Contact the Office of Academic Affairs for additional information and guidance for these and other resources. 

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Academic Affairs 
217 Veterinary Education Center, Auburn, AL 36849 
(334) 844-2685  |  

Prospective DVM Student Information

Veterinary Licensing Information

In order to practice veterinary medicine, aspiring veterinarians must pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) administered by the International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA). The ICVA offers the NAVLE twice a year: once in Fall and again in Spring. Information about the examination, as well as a link to practice examinations, is available on the ICVA’s NAVLE website. Please pay close attention to the deadline dates. These dates are firm, and if missed, the applicant must wait until the next offering of the exam. 

In addition to the NAVLE, each state may require a separate examination covering the veterinary laws and regulations for that state. One state licensing exam must be chosen when applying to take the NAVLE. Applicants should review the information contained on the ICVA website for their chosen state’s board of veterinary medical examiners. Links to veterinary examiner boards in other states and Canada may be found on the ICVA website.

DVM Student and Professional Resources

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Student Life Resources

Academic Calendar

2024 Fall Semester

Aug 5Class of 2028 Welcome LunchMon
Aug 12Start of Fall SemesterMon
Sep 2Labor DayMon
Sep 13VEA Exam (Class of 2026)Fri
Oct 10-11Fall BreakThurs-Fri
Oct 10-12AU CVM Annual ConferenceThur-Sat
Nov 3Career ConnectSun
Nov 4Public Health Career ForumMon
Nov 13Phi Zeta DayWed
Nov 25-29Thanksgiving HolidaysMon-Fri
Dec 11Last Day of FinalsWed

2025 Spring Semester

Jan 6Start of Spring SemesterMon
Jan 20Martin Luther King, Jr. HolidayMon
Feb 14Rest and Recuperation Day (1st & 2nd year only)Fri
Feb 22White Coat Ceremony (Class of 2026)Sat (tenative)
Mar 1Accepted Students’ DaySat
Mar 10-14Spring BreakMon-Fri
Mar 21-23SAVMA National Symposium (LMU/UT)Thur-Sun
Apr 5Vet FestSat
May 9Last Day of FinalsFri
May 12CVM GraduationMon