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Verify a License

 Look Up a License

Veterinarians must have a license in each state or province (jurisdiction) where they practice.  Many jurisdictions also require that Veterinary Technicians be licensed.  The AAVSB provides a list of jurisdictions with links or contact info for the licensing board to verify that a Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician (in jurisdictions that require a license for Veterinary Technicians) is licensed.


Veterinarians & Veterinary Technicians

VIVA - Veterinary Information Verifying Agency

VIVA is a centralized depository for veterinarians' and veterinary technicians' credentials and a source of verified data for Boards to learn about licensed veterinarians. The VIVA database includes licensure and disciplinary information as well as national veterinary examination scores.


Veterinary Technicians

VTNE - Veterinary Technician National Examination

The Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) is owned and administered by AAVSB. This computer-based examination is given during three windows each year. The VTNE is constantly updated, reviewed, and re-evaluated item by item so that it remains a valid tool useful in the evaluation of candidates for licensure.


Continuing Education

RACE - Registry of Approved Continuing Education

RACE is a national clearinghouse for the approval of continuing education providers and their programs. All RACE-approved providers and programs are listed on this website. Providers voluntarily apply to the RACE program and agree to abide by the RACE Standards. AAVSB does not solicit participation in the RACE program.


International Graduates

PAVE - Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence

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.




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