The passing rate improved from 56.67% in 2016 to 64.29% this year after 18 out of 28 takers finished the examination successfully.

The new licensed veterinarians from VSU are the following:

ABIT, Jo-Ann Salada
ABRINICA, Glen Tumala
ALMOSA, Andy Matunog
AMOTO, Marjorie Goson
BACULE, Bernard Campo
BICO, Jerome Palejaro Jam
DESCALLAR, June Clyde Bitolinamisa Jc
ESCARLOS, Mary Ann Tabada
GABAY, Donna Lynn Tubongbanua 
GARCIA, Dave Gardner Tapayan
LUMAIN, John Philip Lou Machica
MANGINSAY, Natalie Molo
MANUTA, Sharmaine Kay Abes 
MARGALLO, Warren Gay Arpilleda 
NIYO, Yanilyn Llanto
POLINAR, Jesa Ken Loayon 
SALARES, Erik Francis Orais Sicnarf
 VILLEGAS, Ma. Anicka Limaco

PRC said that 391 out of 862 takers nationwide passed the exam, registering a national passing percentage of 45.36. This is an increase from the 42.91% national passing rate last year.

This year, Central Mindanao University emerged as the top performing school with an 80% passing rate.

PRC released the results one day after the last day of the examination on Aug. 15-17.