News and Updates

Below you’ll find the latest news and articles regarding ICVA and the NAVLE, as well as the most recent ICVA newsletter.

May 17, 2024

ICVA Office Closed - Memorial Day

The ICVA office will be close on Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The office will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, May 28.

May 8, 2024

ICVA Seeking Progress Test Volunteers

Join us as a volunteer and make a difference in veterinary education. ICVA has been developing a new veterinary educational progress test and is entering a new phase for 2024. We are seeking the invaluable expertise of individuals from AVMA COE-accredited veterinary schools to join as volunteers and play a crucial role in the next steps of the progress test’s development.

April 11, 2024

Upholding the integrity of the NAVLE Self-Assessment

The NAVLE is more than an exam – and it must be protected. Every day, veterinarians come to work ready to champion the health and welfare of our animals and to protect the public. These hard-working and passionate individuals regularly enter high-pressure circumstances with potentially life-saving consequences – and spend years diligently training in order to do so.

April 5, 2024

ICVA 2023 Assessment Grant Winner

ICVA 2023 Assessment Grant WinnerCongratulations to the 2023 ICVA Assessment Grant winner, Dr. Carolyn Legge, University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, for her proposal, “Does the gamification of reinforcement-based learning affect summative assessment performance? It’s a game of Cards.”

April 1, 2024

ICVA Assessment Grant Program – Now OPEN

The ICVA grant program, overseen by the ICVA Academic Veterinary Assessment Committee (AVAC) on behalf of the ICVA Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the 2024 grant program with up to three grant award opportunities of $10,000 USD. The purpose of an ICVA assessment grant is to validate current, discover new, implement and support best practices in assessment in veterinary medical education. This includes assessment of students, instructors, and programs.

February 14, 2024

March 2024 NAVLE Webinars

The ICVA is pleased to again present an interactive Webinar on three dates in March hosted by Dr. Elizabeth Johnson Million. This is for current veterinary students at any point of their education and veterinary graduates.

February 5, 2024

ICVA Board of Directors Call for Nominations

The ICVA has sent out a call for nominations for two at-large positions on the ICVA Board of Directors.

February 5, 2024

Call for Nominations – ADC

The ICVA has sent out a call for nominations for five open positions on the Assessment Development Committee (ADC). The open positions are for experts in the Bovine - Beef, Canine, Equine, Feline and Zoo/ Wildlife areas.

January 31, 2024

April 2024 NAVLE Application Deadline

The application deadline for the April 1-26, 20204 NAVLE is February 1, 2024.

January 30, 2024

Two Recent ICVA Staff Promotions

Two Recent ICVA Staff PromotionsICVA is excited to announce two new promotions within our organization.

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