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 13 for the April 2014 window and by July 11 for the November 2014 window.
  • The two testing windows for 2014 are:
  • April 14 - April 26, 2014
    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:

Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 17, May 16, Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 14, Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19; dates are subject to change; please call (808) 586-3000 to confirm.

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