The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) is pleased to announce that the National Examining Board (NEB) of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) will now recognize licensure applicants that have completed the AAVSB's Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE) as having completed the acceptable education regimen necessary to apply for licensure in any Canadian province. Candidates that have obtained their PAVE Certificate can now apply for the NEB's Certificate of Qualification, which is the first step for veterinary licensure in all Canadian provinces. AAVSB Executive Director Jim Penrod noted, "This is a game changer for our Canadian Member Boards. Through PAVE, we're able to relieve the burden of evaluating education equivalence of graduates of non-accredited veterinary programs. Our Canadian Member Boards can now focus on the next steps in evaluating competency of a licensure applicant." About PAVE - The Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE) is the pathway for veterinarians who are graduates of international, non-accredited veterinary programs, to practice in the United States and Canada. PAVE evaluates the education equivalence of these graduates on behalf of participating AAVSB Member Boards. 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 62 jurisdictions representing all of the United States and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and nine Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan.