Veterinary Application Deadline & Examination Dates

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Application Deadline

  • NAVLE (North American Veterinary Licensing Examination)
    In Hawaii, electronic testing is provided on Oahu only, and only during two testing window periods. Applications must be approved by the Board of Veterinary Examiners before taking the exam. NAVLE applications must be received by the exam provider (National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners - NBVME) by January 3rd for the April test window and August 1st for the November-December test window.  For additional information, go to
  • State applications must be submitted to the Hawaii Board by December 12 for the April 2015 window and by July 10 for the November 2015 window.
  • The two testing windows for 2014 are:
  • April 13 - April 25, 2015
    November - December, window to be determined 
  • State Exam
    25th of each month to apply to take the exam the following month.

Examination Date

  • The State Exam will be administered on the following days in 2014:

Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19;

  • The State Exam will be administered on the following days in 2015:

Jan 16, Feb 20, Mar 20, Apr 17, May 15, Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 20, Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18;

  • Neighbor island administration of the State Exam is no longer available. 
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