The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) is pleased to announce the completion of the Standards & Policies for the forthcoming PAVE for Veterinary Technicians. PAVE is the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence. The purpose of PAVE for Veterinary Technicians will be to assess the education equivalence of international veterinary technician/nurse graduates on behalf of participating AAVSB Member Boards. The AAVSB expects to launch the PAVE for Veterinary Technicians and accept its first applicants in 2021. AAVSB President Dr. Roger Redman remarked, "When the AAVSB first launched PAVE for Veterinarians in the early 2000's, it was a game changer for both our Member Boards and licensure applicants. In the past few years, our membership has made it clear the demand to expand PAVE into the veterinary technician/nurse profession is immense. Now, with PAVE for Veterinary Technicians, the AAVSB is once again rising to fill a great need for the veterinary regulatory community." In jurisdictions that accept the PAVE for Veterinary Technicians certificate, the PAVE for Veterinary Technicians Certificate is recognized as substantiating the educational requirements as one criterion toward credentialing eligibility. The PAVE for Veterinary Technicians Certificate is not a credential to practice as a veterinary technician.
About the AAVSB: The AAVSB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to support and advance the regulatory process for veterinary medicine. The membership of the AAVSB consists of jurisdictions representing all of the United States and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several Canadian provinces.