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    "Clinical Year to be discont'd July 1, 2007"

    What does this mean for SGU SVM students/graduates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamu Diver
    "Clinical Year to be discont'd July 1, 2007"

    What does this mean for SGU SVM students/graduates?
    I don't know what this means or what it has to do with licensing for foreign graduates within the US. Where did you get this quote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamu Diver
    I think I have the answer to what this means. You're going to SGU for 3 years and then a clinical year in the U.S., Canada, UK, South Africa, Australia, and Chile (last 3 are new options). I am American...so I will stick with what I know.

    Several options exist to become licensed within the U.S.

    1) Take the PAVE exam sometime during your 3rd year (and pass it of course) in Grenada and then clinicals for 1 year in the states. After you graduate you only have to take the NAVLE and you can practice, but only in the 20 +/- states which accept PAVE graduates. The states which accept the PAVE are increasing, but there is no guarantee.

    2) Don't take the PAVE and move on to clinicals in the U.S. for 1 year. Take the NAVLE, pass...take the ECVFG (consisting of a written and CPE portion), pass the written portion then do what I think is called the CPE (??clinical proficiency exam??) which is like a 3 day practical test where you do all sorts of stuff like supervised spay/neuter and lots of other stuff. Now on to the LINK...if you don't want to do the CPE thingy I THINK you can do an extra year in a clinical setting at an AVMA approved university within the U.S. Making it a total of 2 years in a clinical setting and hence the term "Postgraduate Evaluated Clinical Year." I think they have changed the rules so that the "Evaluated Clinical Year" (ECY) is no longer an option. Maybe no one was using it, who knows.

    Now I am not absolutely positive about the above information. But I think it is pretty close.

    I pray that we will become AVMA accredited before that which would only require 3 years @ SGU, 1 year in U.S. then NAVLE and individual state board exam and you're good anywhere in the U.S. Even if accreditation happens near the end of your 8th term, you get grandfathered in and you're in...so to speak.

    Hope this helps and to the best of my knowledge it is pretty much accurate.
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    well said

    sisyphus, explained it very well. They are doing away with the option of doing an extra year at an accredited school, (which very few students did anyways, as that is the most expensive route). I strongly suggest that all students sit the PAVE. Even if the state you are planning on going back to is not currently a PAVE state, it may be soon. It seems 5-6 states have been adding on every year. Keep an eye on their website for updates: http://www.aavsb.org/PAVE/PAVEHome.a...ateRecognition

    any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

    Quote Originally Posted by sisyphus
    I think I have the answer to what this means. You're going to SGU for 3 years and then a clinical year in the U.S., Canada, UK, South Africa, Australia, and Chile (last 3 are new options). I am American...so I will stick with what I know.

    Several options exist to become licensed within the U.S.

    1) Take the PAVE exam sometime during your 3rd year (and pass it of course) in Grenada and then clinicals for 1 year in the states. After you graduate you only have to take the NAVLE and you can practice, but only in the 20 +/- states which accept PAVE graduates. The states which accept the PAVE are increasing, but there is no guarantee.

    2) Don't take the PAVE and move on to clinicals in the U.S. for 1 year. Take the NAVLE, pass...take the ECVFG (consisting of a written and CPE portion), pass the written portion then do what I think is called the CPE (??clinical proficiency exam??) which is like a 3 day practical test where you do all sorts of stuff like supervised spay/neuter and lots of other stuff. Now on to the LINK...if you don't want to do the CPE thingy I THINK you can do an extra year in a clinical setting at an AVMA approved university within the U.S. Making it a total of 2 years in a clinical setting and hence the term "Postgraduate Evaluated Clinical Year." I think they have changed the rules so that the "Evaluated Clinical Year" (ECY) is no longer an option. Maybe no one was using it, who knows.

    Now I am not absolutely positive about the above information. But I think it is pretty close.

    I pray that we will become AVMA accredited before that which would only require 3 years @ SGU, 1 year in U.S. then NAVLE and individual state board exam and you're good anywhere in the U.S. Even if accreditation happens near the end of your 8th term, you get grandfathered in and you're in...so to speak.

    Hope this helps and to the best of my knowledge it is pretty much accurate.
    Jeffrey Bates
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    St George's University

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    Hi all,

    I see everyone struggling to understand the whole PAVE/BSE/ECFVG/NAVLE nightmare. I am a Ross student '(07) and I have completed all 4! I just passed the ECFVG CPE last month and have lived to tell about (and pass) all 4 of them. If I can be of help to anyone in explaining how these tests work, please let me know.

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    Hi FinallyDVM,

    Is there any specific material you suggest?

    thank you

    Wulee

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