VIVA is a centralized repository for veterinarians' and veterinary technicians’ credentials and a source of verified data for Member Boards. The VIVA database includes national veterinary and veterinary technician examination scores as well as licensure information. VIVA offers two separate services for veterinarians: Score Transfers and Credentials Services. For frequently asked questions, please visit the VIVA FAQ page: https://aavsb.org/VIVA/faq.
Veterinarian Score Transfers
AAVSB sends an official score report to the jurisdiction requested, in the form they require. The score report includes NBE, CCT and/or NAVLE scores. All examination scores are included on the report. The application can be completed online or downloaded to print and mail/fax to AAVSB.
PAVE Candidates: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request to have a PAVE certificate sent to a state licensing board.
Veterinary Technicians Score Transfers
Please click here to transfer VTNE results.
VIVA Credentials Service
AAVSB will collect license verifications and veterinary school transcripts (or PAVE certificate or ECFVG certificate) required by Member Boards for veterinary licensure, and transfer it to the veterinary licensing board you request. Compiling a complete credentials packet normally takes 5 to 7 weeks and includes an official national licensing exam score report. Applicants interested in the Credentials Service must first Register for Credentials. Once an applicant is registered, they can apply for additional Credential services by completing a Credentials Update service.
To register for Credentials, please complete steps 1-4 below.
Complete the online Credentials Registration Application ($150)
Print, complete, sign and mail the Affidavit for Release of Information to AAVSB (see address below)
Mail an original or certified copy of your birth certificate or a notarized copy of your passport to AAVSB
If your name is different from your passport or birth certificate, mail a notarized copy of your marriage license or a notarized copy of your divorce decree or a notarized copy of your name-change document to AAVSB
AAVSB must receive all your documents before service is initialized. The credentials service takes approximately 5-7 weeks after receipt of all required documents. Credentials requests CANNOT be expedited. Please mail your documents to:
AAVSB Credentials Service
380 W. 22nd St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Once Credentials have been registered with VIVA, applicants can choose to apply for additional Credential services to other state boards through the Credential Update service. This service is offered at a discounted fee of $100 per state board and includes the collection of license verifications, veterinary school transcripts (or PAVE certificate or ECFVG certificate) and a national exam score report. You must complete a Credentials Registration before requesting a Credentials Update.
To request a Credentials Update, please complete steps 1 and 2 below.
Mail a signed and notarized Affidavit and Release Form to AAVSB
VIVA Contact Info
For VIVA-related questions, please visit our FAQ page: https://aavsb.org/VIVA/faq.
For additional questions, please contact:
Member Services Coordinator
1.816.931.1504 ext. 231