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AAVMC’s new learning management system, AAVMC Learn, offers a variety of educational content for existing and potential veterinary students and faculty.

Use of Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) in Veterinary Medical Admissions

At a time when advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion
in veterinary medicine is at or near the top of the strategic
priority list for virtually all veterinary medical organizations,
whether academic or in the industry, this situation is extremely
concerning. Any use of such a biased measure as a foundation
for admission decisions can only be expected to yield a
biased selection process – albeit unintentional. And clearly,
continued reliance on GRE™ for admission decisions will be
one important ongoing source of unintended institutional
racism, sexism, classism, and/or elitism across academic
veterinary medicine – imparting unintended bias against those
candidates who might be marginalized based on race, ethnicity,
gender, socio-economic status, or geography.

Competency-Based Veterinary Education: Milestones

This booklet describes developmental milestones for each of the thirty-two competencies. A milestone is an observable marker of an individual’s ability along a developmental continuum. The CBVE milestones are written at four levels to describe the behaviors of a typical learner: Novice: the minimum expectation for entry to clinical rotations Advanced Beginner: developing competence Competent: […]

Competency-Based Veterinary Education: Entrustable Professional Activities

The AAVMC Competency-Based Veterinary Education (CBVE) Working Group is developing a number of documents to assist in the dissemination of their work. In a companion document entitled “CBVE Framework”, the nine domains of competence are defined along with a list of competencies for each domain. Domains are broad distinguishable areas of competence that constitute a […]

Competency-Based Veterinary Education: CBVE Framework

Competency-Based Veterinary Education (CBVE) is an approach modeled after competencybased medical education and is designed to prepare graduates for professional careers by confirming their ability to meet the needs of animals and the expectations of society. This approach focuses on outcomes-based and learner-centered education and assessment. The CBVE framework consists of nine domains of competence, […]

Third Party Ranking Systems

The AAVMC does not endorse third party ranking systems of colleges of veterinary medicine and believes all member institutions provide quality educational programs.

Addressing Societal Needs

The AAVMC recognizes its obligation to prepare veterinarians for professional practice in the broad variety of ways in which veterinary medicine serves societal needs.