Species Specific Examinations


The ICVA has developed these examinations for use by licensing boards in evaluating a veterinarian's knowledge in companion animal or equine medicine. Each examination consists of 100 multiple choice questions, and there are two forms of each examination available. The species specific examinations were most recently reviewed and revised in the summer of 2019. Each form comes with an ICVA-recommended passing standard.  Boards may use them in disciplinary cases, to determine a veterinarian’s competency if that veterinarian has been licensed previously in another jurisdiction (and is now seeking licensure in your state), or for other licensure-related purposes.  Boards have the opportunity to review any or all forms of the examinations by request. Boards interested in using these examinations should contact the ICVA office.

Species Specific Examination Candidate Bulletin

The Species Specific Examination Candidate Bulletin is available on this web site in pdf format.