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Managing Anxiety for the Biggest Test of Your Veterinary Career

Posted by Cathy Barnette on August 19, 2019 at 9:00 AM
 
 
If you’re like most 4th year vet students, you’re probably nervous about the upcoming NAVLE ®… and that’s okay! Having a small amount of test anxiety is a good thing, because it will motivate you to study and prepare, ensuring that you do your best. 
 
For some students, however, test anxiety can actually hurt their performance on high-stakes exams. This anxiety, often caused by fear of failure, can lead to physical, emotional, and behavioral/cognitive symptoms, (1) all of which can interfere with optimal test performance.  
 
So, what can you do to overcome test anxiety? There are actually a number of different strategies that you can use before and during the NAVLE ® to control your anxiety and help you perform your best.
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Topics: NAVLE, Stress Management, Test Taking Tips, 4th Year

Fourth-Year Vet Students, Are You Ready for NAVLE®?

Posted by Cathy Barnette on August 5, 2019 at 3:23 PM

If you’re a fourth-year vet student, you have probably (hopefully?!) already registered to take the NAVLE®during the November 18th - December 14th, 2019 testing window.

Guess what? 

That’s only 3-4 months away!!

Right now, stop what you’re doing.

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Topics: NAVLE, Vet Student, Vet School, Studying, 4th Year

Vet Students: Are you Ready for August 1st NAVLE® Application Deadline?

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on July 31, 2019 at 9:16 AM

As first and second year students, the NAVLE® may just have been a distant thought. By third year, it became more tangible and it was time to start studying and register for one of the biggest exams of your careers. Now, as fourth years, the November/December NAVLE® window is just around the corner. 

In the United States, the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (or NAVLE®) is administered by the International Council for Veterinary Assessment (or ICVA). August 1st is the firm deadline for receipt of NAVLE applications in the ICVA office.

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Topics: NAVLE, NAVLE Applications, 1st Year, 3rd Year, 4th Year, 2nd Year

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