ICVA accepting nominations for Assessment Development Committee

The International council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA) is now accepting nominations for the Assessment Development Committee (ADC). The ADC is composed of a broad representation of species and content areas across veterinary medicine.

The ADC is responsible for the main content areas of the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE®). The NAVLE® is a requirement for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in all licensing jurisdictions in the US and Canada. It consists of 360 entry-level, clinically-relevant, multiple choice questions. Examination materials for the

NAVLE® are prepared by committees composed of subject matter experts with recognized prominence in their fields. Committee members are selected to provide broad representation from across the US and Canada, and from academic, practice, species groups, and licensing communities. Committee members typically participate in up to three, two-day meetings per year, with travel costs and related expenses covered by the ICVA.

Members of the ADC are appointed to three-year terms and may serve a maximum of three terms.

There are five positions on the ADC, and terms will begin in June 2017. The positions are one Bovine (Dairy), one Poultry, one Small Ruminant, one Exotic Companion Animal, and one Wildlife.

Nominees should have recognized achievement in veterinary medicine, have excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to complete tasks and adhere to established schedules. The ICVA seeks individuals with knowledge and experience in the context of both the practice and teaching of veterinary medicine at accredited veterinary schools.

Areas of expertise can include Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Cardiology, Dermatology, Otology, Diagnostic and Clinical Microbiology, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Nutrition, Oncology, Hematology, Ophthalmology, Animal Behavior, Emergency and Critical Care, Neurology, Theriogenology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Public Health, and Surgery.

Nominees should also have some of the following:

  • Experience in and recognition for teaching veterinary medical students, interns, and residents
  • Experience as a practitioner working in clinical environments
  • Experience with the state, provincial, or territorial veterinary licensing process
  • Evidence of scholarship

Nominations, including a completed nomination form and resume/CV, should be submitted to [email protected] with ADC Nomination as the subject line by May 15, 2017. Self-nominations are also welcome.