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PAVE Resources

Detailed information about the PAVE Program and the PAVE examinations is available for viewing and download here.

General PAVE Information

PDF PAVE Standards and Policies (click here for web version)

Frequently Asked Questions

PDF Fees and Payment Policies

PDFPAVE Program Highlights for 2013-2014 Updated February 2014

PDF PAVE Recognition by Country Updated July 2014

PDF PAVE Glossary of Terms


Qualifying Science Examination (QSE) Information (Step 3)

AAVSB does not recommend or endorse any published study guides, materials, or courses. The preparation tools available are listed below:

Evaluated Clinical Experience (ECE) (Step 4 Pathway I)

PDF Accredited Veterinary Schools that Accept PAVE Candidates for the Evaluated Clinical Experience Updated February 2013

The schools listed here accept applications from PAVE candidates who are graduates of recognized veterinary schools around the world. Candidates apply directly to the veterinary school. If you wish to apply to an AVMA-accredited veterinary school not on this list, you may do so. Please contact the AAVSB office for additional information


Clinical Skills Assessment Examination (Step 4 Pathway II)

This pathway is currently suspeneded and is not available.


Taking the NAVLE

PDF Guide to NAVLE Registration for PAVE Candidates


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