School of
Veterinary and
Life Sciences

Our Veterinary Accreditations

The integrated Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University is accredited by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc., and internationally by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in the United Kingdom. Graduating from an accredited veterinary school is essential before graduates are able to practice as a licensed veterinarian.

Accreditation status: full accreditation first achieved in 2002
Last site visit: 2016
Next site visit: 2023

Graduates from Murdoch University are currently employed in clinical practice, academic and research positions in many countries of the world.

Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Murdoch University is recognised by the Australian Veterinary Boards Council Inc allowing graduates eligible for registration with the Veterinary Surgeons' Board in all states and territories of Australia and in New Zealand.

American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Accreditation

Murdoch University was the first university in Australia to be granted full accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and only the second university in the southern Hemisphere to achieve this status.

Accreditation by the AVMA allows our graduates to sit the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) which is a prerequisite for all veterinarians seeking to practice in USA and Canada.

North American Veterinary Licensing Examination Results

Provided to the School by the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

Year Students taking the exam Students passing the exam Average Score Criterion Group
Average

Percent
Passing

April 2011 29 21 478 505 72%
Nov/Dec 2011 5 5 536 521 100%
April 2012 16 15 512 495 94%
Nov/Dec 2012 2 1 417 518 50%
April 2013 14 13 525 493 93%
Nov/Dec 2013 3 2 438 515 67%
April 2014 12 9 467 464 75%
Nov/Dec 2014 8 7 494 510 88%
April 2015 13 13 526 485 100%
Nov/Dec 2015 7 6 478 512 86%
April 2016 16 14 517 474 88%
Nov/Dec 2016 3 3 486 100%
April 2017 9 9 507 100%
Average Pass Rate (2011 - 2017):              86.1%

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK)

The veterinary degree at Murdoch University is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). This allows graduates to apply to practice veterinary science in the United Kingdom and certain countries in Asia including Singapore and Hong Kong.

+ AVBC Accreditation Standards - February 2016
+ AVMA - Accreditation Policies and Procedures