The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine has been granted full accreditation status by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education. The AVMA is the accrediting agency which oversees colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States, Canada, and some international schools.
The college submits an annual interim report and participates in a full self-study and site visit every seven years, focusing on the assessment of the 11 standards of accreditation. Standards include such areas as: finances, physical facilities and equipment, clinical resources, admissions, outcomes, and more.
All D.V.M. students from AVMA accredited schools must pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) in order to be fully licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. The NAVLE is administered by the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME). Students typically take the exam during the fall and/or spring of their final year in veterinary school.
For 2013-2014, the percentage of University of Minnesota students who passed the NAVLE was 97%.