is recognized by 45 states and territories in the United States, all provinces and territories in Canada*,
as well as the countries of Australia and New Zealand. The AAVSB works continuously to see
recognized in more jurisdictions.
*Canada only recognizes PAVE Certificate holders who passed the QSE since September 2014.
If you are pursuing licensure in a state that does not accept PAVE, we encourage you to contact your state veterinary board regarding their current PAVE status. You can find that information using the Board and Agency Directory.