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

Auburn University Academic Resources

Student Life Resources

Academic Calendar

2023 Fall Semester

Jul 31Class of 2027 Welcome LunchMon
Aug 7Start of Fall SemesterMon
Sep 4Labor DayMon
Sep 8VEA Exam (Class of 2025)Fri
Oct 5-7AU CVM Annual ConferenceThur-Sat
Oct 8Career ConnectSun
Oct 13Fall BreakFri
Oct 30Public Health Career ForumMon
Nov 1Phi Zeta DayWed
Nov 20-24Thanksgiving HolidaysMon-Fri
Dec 8Last Day of FinalsFri

2024 Spring Semester

Jan 2Start of Spring SemesterTues
Jan 15Martin Luther King, Jr. HolidayMon
Feb 9Rest and Recuperation Day (1st & 2nd year only)Fri
Feb 15Scholarship & Award Donors’ DinnerThur
Feb 24White Coat Ceremony (3rd year students)Sat
Mar 2Accepted Students’ DaySat
Mar 4-8Spring BreakMon-Fri
Mar 14-17SAVMA National Symposium (LMU/UT)Thur-Sun
Apr 6Open HouseSat
May 3Last Day of FinalsFri
May 6CVM GraduationMon