The AAVSB is a nonprofit corporation with 501(c)(3) status from the IRS and is headquartered in Kansas City, MO. The AAVSB is an association of regulatory boards whose membership includes 59 jurisdictions, licensing boards in veterinary medicine. Membership includes all of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and six Canadian provinces: Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Nova Scotia.
The mission of the AAVSB is to provide quality resources and information for veterinary regulatory agencies and allied groups in the interest of public protection. The AAVSB's vision is to inspire active participation of all veterinary regulatory agencies in North America and to be their collective voice. The values of the AAVSB include responsive resourceful service while striving for continuous quality improvement.
The AAVSB initiates and carries out programs designed to assist and facilitate the public protection mission of the Member Boards, and these programs and services are developed through the collective, organized effort that occurs via membership in the AAVSB. The AAVSB lessens the burden on the licensing boards by providing relevant programs and services that provide great benefits to the Member Boards via economies of scale and endorsement among members.
The AAVSB’s key programs include the Veterinary Information Verifying Agency (VIVA), Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE), Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE), Registry of Approved Continuing Education program (RACE). Additional member services include the annual meeting, Practice Act Model, member communication and special access to MyAAVSB.
The Member Boards appoint voting Delegates who elect the members of the AAVSB Board of Directors and vote on other pertinent association issues at an Annual Meeting. The Board of Directors is responsible for governing the organization.
AAVSB Bylaws 2014 (pdf)
2014-2015 AAVSB Board of Directors
Pictured from left: Chris Runde, DVM - Director, Roger Redman, DVM - Director, Frank Walker, DVM - Treasurer, Beckey Malphus, DVM - Immediate Past President, Michael Gotchey, DVM - Director, Mark Olson, DVM - Director, John Lawrence, DVM - President
Not pictured: Tom Kendall, DVM - President-Elect