All students must take this examination at the conclusion of the FTV one-term program.
The PVSCE exam is designed to measure students’ requisite understanding of basic science disciplines. Questions are drawn from the science subjects only. The procedures are distributed to students prior to the PVSCE administrations and made available on the Learning Management System (Sakai). The PVSCE does not count towards any course grade. This exam is one of four prerequisites for promotion into DVM program. The completion exam policy applies to these examinations (see the section below).
If students fail the PVSCE, they will be not promoted from the Foundation to Veterinary Medicine Program with no opportunity to re-sit or appeal.
Apart from required make-up examinations and regular administrations of the PVSCE, students must request authorization from the Foundation to Veterinary Medicine Director at least three weeks in advance regarding any special sitting of the examination.