First off, I want to take the time to congratulate all of the new doctors in this world who just passed their NAVLE! I was very excited to see so many of my friends, from both the AVC and at other veterinary schools posting that they had been successful in conquering the biggest test of their careers. I had seen them all stressed out and studying madly last semester, and then hunched over computers taking the test in December.
What I did not think about was how quickly it would be happening to me. Now that it’s January, it’s less than a year until I’ll be taking the NAVLE — yikes! First scary thing, I didn’t know it cost $1,200, so I should probably find some money, preferably not from my student loans. Also, speaking of money, I have to pay for some form of NAVLE prep program, another $300. So there’s another financial burden to add to the ever-accruing student loans.
Also, I have to get ready to take the NAVLE. I need to know all of the veterinary knowledge that ever was known in this world. Epidemiology, swine medicine, chicken diseases, and deer parasites are just a few examples of the variety of the things I will need to know. I’m looking into which prep system would be the best fit for me, and then I guess I’ll have to start that soon. I wouldn’t start studying until classes ended most likely, but they’ve got some deals going on that would make it the same price if I started now versus starting this summer. I’ve still got some time, but it’s definitely approaching faster than I would like!