March 2023 Veterinarian Licensure Exam Passers

The Veterinarian Licensure Exam (VLE) results March 2023 will be released on March 7, 2023, two (2) working days after the exams, based on PRC Resolution No. 1589 series of 2022 entitled “Schedule of the Licensure Exam for the Year 2023“. In previous releases of other 2023 board exam results, PRC posts from 3:00 PM to 7:00 AM.

The March 2023 veterinarian board exam results include the complete list of passers, top 10 examinees, and performance of schools summary.

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
VETERINARIAN LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on March 1-3, 2023
Released on March 7, 2023

The Veterinarian board exam was conducted on March 1-3, 2023 at several testing centers located at NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Koronadal, Legazpi, Lucena, Rosales, and Tuguegarao. The Board of Veterinary Medicine Chairman, Dr. Ma. Elizabeth D. Callanta, and its member, Dr. Maximino M. Montenegro, headed the licensure exams.

Schedule of Registration

The schedule of online appointment for issuance of Professional ID and Certificate of Registration for the new Veterinarians will be held on the following date(s):

Date(s) of Registration: TBA

Initial registrants are advised to register online via PRC official website via and follow the steps in online registration. Here are the registration requirements:

  • Notice of Admission/NOA (for identification purposes only)
  • Duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • Two (2) pieces of passport-sized ID photos in white background and with complete name tag
  • Two (2) sets of documentary stamp
  • One (1) piece short brown envelope
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PRC added that successful examinees shall personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

Verification of Rating

The verification of ratings and test results for the licensure exam for veterinarians given by PRC Board of Veterinary will be available online a few working days after the posting of results.

Successful takers can refer to PRC official website and use the Verification Page to know their board examination passing rate.

As posted, a passer shall only provide the exam name, the date of examination, the application number, first name and last name and the birth date.

Oath-Taking Ceremonies

PRC has started conducting face-to-face oath-taking for new professionals.

All successful examinees interested in attending the face-to-face mass oath-taking shall register no later than 12:00 NN of the day before the date of the oath-taking at to confirm their attendance. The exact date, of whether the oath-taking will be conducted face-to-face or virtual, will be provided here once announced.

Further, inductees shall bring ANY of the following on the day of the oath-taking:

  • Vaccination Card
  • Negative RT-PCR results taken within 48 hours before the oath-taking
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Inductees are advised to register and confirm their attendance in the regions where they took their licensure examination and intend to register as professionals.

Meanwhile, those who will not be able to attend the scheduled face-to-face mass oath-taking may attend the online oath-taking or request for a special oath-taking.

Coverage of Veterinarian Board Exams

The March 2023 Veterinary Medicine licensure exam covered the following topics:

  • Veterinary Anatomy
  • Veterinary Physiology
  • Veterinary Parasitology
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Veterinary Pharmacology
  • Zootechnics
  • Veterinary Microbiology and Public Health
  • Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

2023 Veterinarian Licensure Exam Schedule

Shown below is the schedule for 2023 Veterinarian board exams including the opening and deadline of processing.

Schedule Location Dates of Application
March 1-3, 2023 NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Koronadal, Legazpi, Lucena, Rosales, and Tuguegarao December 1, 2022 to February 1, 2023
September 26-28, 2023 NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Koronadal, Legazpi, Lucena, Rosales, and Tuguegarao June 26, 2023 to August 28, 2023

Veterinarian Board Exams Summary (Stats)

Veterinarian board exam is one of the programs with less number of examinees conducted by PRC.

In the most recent exams held on September 2022, 335 out of 928 passed the exams. Kenny Vergara Pique ranked first in the licensure exams garnering a rating of 84.90%, followed by Regina Isabelle Jaimee Ignacio Ranada, both from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. UPLB was the top-performing school having 88.71%.

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On March 2022, 288 out of 607 examinees passed. Mark Lawrence Gutierrez Atienza from the University of the Philippines – Los Baños ranked first in the exams garnering 85.92% followed by Jose Eldon Dela Cruz Sumeldan from Central Luzon State University having 84.76%. University of the Philippines Los Baños was the top performing school having 95.00% overall passing rate.

On the August 2021 VLE, 276 out of 720 (38.33%) examinees passed. Gabriel Gonzaga Comota III from the University of the Philippines – Los Baños ranked first in the exams garnering a rating of 85.36 followed by Carmela Marie Bongco Lizares from the University of the Philippines – Los Baños having 84.52.

During February 2021 exams, 292 out of 696 (41.95%) examinees passed. Jerard Angelo Ramos Rayala from Central Luzon State University ranked first in the exams garnering a rating of 86.22% rating followed by Keighley Shayne Ycaza Wee-Ebol from University of the Philippines Los Baños having 85.80%. University of the Philippines Los Baños was the only university in the top performing schools’ list having 92.45% overall passing rate.

Here is the summary of results for Veterinarian board exams in previous years:

Month of Exam No. of Examinees No. of Passers Passing Rate (%)
September 2022 928 335 36.10%
March 2022 607 288 47.45%
August 2021 720 276 38.33%
February 2021 696 292 41.95%
August 2019 1,057 516 48.82%
August 2018 950 455 47.89%
August 2017 862 391 45.36%
August 2016 762 327 42.91%

Questions?

For those who want to clarify something, PRC advised to email them through the Licensure Exam Division at below contacts:

To receive fast and reliable news and announcements regarding the Veterinarian board exams for 2023, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website.

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