PAVE was designed to evaluate the education equivalence of foreign veterinary graduates (graduates of non-accredited veterinary programs outside the US and Canada) on behalf of participating AAVSB Member Boards.
Recognition by Jurisdictions
Currently, 39 states in the U.S. and two countries recognize PAVE. AAVSB is dedicated to promoting the PAVE program, and works continuously to see PAVE recognized in more and more jurisdictions. Please check this website regularly for updates to the list of jurisdictions accept the PAVE credential as meeting the eduction componet of their licensure requirements.
List of PAVE Recognition by Country (PDF) Updated August 2013
If you are pursuing licensure in a state that does not accept PAVE, we encourage you to be proactive in contacting your state veterinary board to inquire on the current PAVE status.
MyAAVSB for PAVE Candidates
PAVE candidates will have the option to create a MyAAVSB account at the end of the online application. THIS IS NOT REQUIRED.
Q: What will my MyAAVSB account provide for me?
A: The feature allows you to view your application status and update much of your personal information, as well as shorten the application process for future services.
Q: I've lost my password - how do I get it back?
A: Click the "Forgot Password?" link on the AAVSB website and enter your email address. A link to reset your password will be emailed to you within 24 hours.
PAVE Contact Info
1.816.931.1504, ext. 226