The Veterinary Educational Assessment (VEA) is used in order to assess student knowledge in basic science or pre-clinical subjects taught in the first two years of the curriculum of accredited veterinary schools, but not addressed directly on the NAVLE. The web-based multiple-choice examination has five broad content areas: anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, and pathology. Schools interested in using the VEA should contact the ICVA office. This examination was previously known as the Qualifying Examination (QE). Further information regarding the VEA is available in the VEA Bulletin.

Schools interested in additional information regarding the VEA should contact the ICVA office.

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Examination Dates

The VEA will be administered during the following testing windows:

Practice Versions of the VEA

Sample VEA questions and a web-based practice version of the VEA can be found here.

VEA Technical Reports

The VEA technical report 2017-2018 is available here.

The archive of QE/VEA Technical Reports is available here.