In less than two weeks, that “pesky little quiz,” as my professors like to say, a.k.a. the NAVLE, or North American Veterinary Licensing Exam, will be taking place for me. I’ve been trying to fit in as much studying as possible around clinics, but I don’t feel like it will ever be enough. We definitely are learning while we’re on clinics, so you could look at it as we’re studying all day. However, there are very specific questions on the NAVLE about all kinds of species and diseases we don’t necessarily see on a daily basis.
I’ve been trying to focus my studying time on the main four species (cows, horses, dogs, and cats), but I also can’t help but feel unprepared in the more uncommon species such as chickens, alpacas, lizards, etc. These questions make up a less significant portion of the exam, but I’m worried that there’s so much to know about so many different species that there’s just no way I can do well. I know all of my fellow classmates are worried about the exam, and we definitely can’t help it. This exam determines whether we can obtain our veterinary license. I do take comfort in knowing that the pass rate at AVC is over 90%, so our professors are doing something right in making sure we know the information well enough to pass our boards. For the next two weeks I’m going to keep doing my best to study and learn as much as I can before the NAVLE so I can give it my best shot.
For the next two weeks, I’m going to keep doing my best to study and learn as much as I can before the NAVLE so I can give it my best shot.