WCVM c/o 2017
Dec 3, 2012
Veterinary Student
Hello SDN! I was wondering if anyone could give me some insight here.

I am a Canadian vet student about to start my final year (writing NAVLE in december). When I graduate I'd really like to try and get a job in California. My understanding is they have a state licensing exam that is similar to the navle and they are "best written at the same time".

I guess I'm just confused about how to best go about the order of operations. Can a Canadian even just waltz in and take that exam without having a job/visa yet? Should I wait until I get a job and then try and write the boards? Is there a normal order to these kinds of things?

Thanks for any insight...