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.

March 26, 2021

At-Large Director Nominations Open. NAVLE Item Writers/Reviewers Also Wanted

Contact: Heather Case, CEO, International Council for Veterinary Assessment

The International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA) Seeks
Volunteer Practitioners for Board of Directors

At-Large Director Nominations Open. NAVLE Item Writers/Reviewers Also Wanted.


MARCH 2021 – ICVA, the world leader in veterinary assessments, is looking for volunteer veterinary practitioners. The organization recently sent out a call for nominations for two open “At-Large” positions on the Board of Directors. The Board consists of 13 members – eight (8) Designated directors (including a public member), and five (5) At-Large positions. The At-Large directors may be nominated by a veterinary organization, an individual, or be self- nominated. Directors are appointed for three-year terms and may serve a maximum of three terms.

“The ICVA is always looking for individuals across all aspects of veterinary medicine including veterinarians who have practical, clinical, day-to-day general practice experience,” explained Dr. Heather Case, CEO of the ICVA. “Volunteers with boots on the ground experience can contribute to our mission to advance veterinary medicine and facilitate collaboration throughout the field.”

Volunteering with the ICVA is a great opportunity for practitioners to share their expertise while helping to set standards for the profession. For more information, and to nominate an individual for the ICVA Board of Directors, please visit Nominations must be received by April 16, 2021

Current practitioners are also needed on an on-going basis as part of ICVA’s commitment to assessment quality. The ICVA seeks item question writers and reviewers for the NAVLE (North American Veterinary Licencing Examination) in accordance with the current NAVLE blueprint. To inquire about becoming an item writer or reviewer, please email

About ICVA

The International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA) is an independent not-for-profit corporation. Our tests are administered in 68 countries and include the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE®), which is required for veterinary licensure throughout the United States and Canada.  ICVA collaborates with stakeholders in academia, licensing boards, and practicing veterinarians to ensure our tools can effectively assess the knowledge and skills required for veterinary practice. Learn more at