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OVC Student Achieves Highest Possible Score on Veterinary Licensing Exam

Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph student Rose Rumney achieved the highest possible result on the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam.When Ontario Veterinary College student Rose Rumney went online to check her score for the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE), the number 800 was listed beside her name. Her first thought was, 800 out of what?

It was actually 800 out of 800 — the highest score possible. Rumney is only the fourth student to achieve the highest possible result out of the 54,000 candidates who have taken the NAVLE in the past 16 years. The NAVLE exam is required for graduates of accredited veterinary schools to become licensed in North America and internationally. The average score in 2015-16 was 513.

Veterinary medicine is in her blood, Rumney says. Her distant cousin, Jean Rumney, DVM ’39, was one of the first women to graduate from the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). Both of Rumney’s parents are veterinarians and run a mixed-animal practice from their 100-acre farm near Midland, Ont. “I knew this was what I wanted to do from a very young age,” she says.

Both her parents studied at the University of Guelph and OVC. Rumney says the animal science and agriculture programs attracted her to U of G, as well as OVC’s international reputation. In the summer after her second year, she traveled with Global Vets to Thailand and worked in an elephant sanctuary, a wildlife centre and a dog shelter.

Read the entire article on the University of Guelph website