PAVE for Veterinary Technicians

PAVE for Veterinary Technicians is the pathway for veterinary technicians/nurses who are graduates of international, non-accredited veterinary technology/nursing programs to practice in the United States and Canada.

PAVE for Veterinary Technicians evaluates the education equivalence of these graduates on behalf of participating AAVSB Member Boards.

A PAVE for Veterinary Technicians Certificate of Completion meets the education requirement for eligibility to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) in jurisdictions that recognize the program.

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Step 1: Review Program Standards

Standards and Policies

Note: Vocational Senior High School Level programs are not eligible.

Step 2: Review Process and Steps

Step 3: Create your MyAAVSB Account

When you have submitted your MyAAVSB Account application, you must notify us by:

  1. Emailing, with the subject line: PAVE for Veterinary Technicians Application
  2. List:
    1. Your full name
    2. The full name of your school AND the degree conferred
    3. The country where your school is located

Step 4: Download and Print Affidavit

You may utilize the services of an electronic notary. Not all electronic notaries can service international documentation.

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Submit the required documents by mail to the following address:

The American Association of Veterinary State Boards
PAVE for Veterinary Technicians
380 W. 22nd St., Suite 101
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States