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1 Universidad Pedro Enrique Urena, Santo Domingo - February 25, 2013 Universidad Central del Este, San Pedro de Macoris – February 26, 2013

2  About AAVSB  Member Services  VIVA, VTNE and RACE  PAVE  Conclusion  Questions

3 About AAVSB  Nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation  Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri USA  AAVSB’s overall objective; “ Serving Veterinary Regulatory Boards in the Interest of Public Protection” Visit the AAVSB Website for More Info:

4 Vision To inspire active participation of all veterinary regulatory agencies in North America and to be their collective voice Mission To reliably provide quality resources and accurate information for veterinary regulatory agencies and professionals and allied groups in the interest of public protection Values Responsive resourceful service while striving for continuous quality improvement Strategic Focus Areas Outreach Programs Organizational Health

5 AAVSB is Membership Association Member Board definition; The governmental agency empowered to credential and regulate the practice of veterinary medicine in the United States, its territories, the District of Columbia, and insular possession of the U.S., individual provinces of Canada, and additional comparable entities.

6 AAVSB’s membership includes 57 Member Boards  All of the United States  District of Columbia  Puerto Rico  U.S. Virgin Islands  Four Canadian provinces - Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, and Prince Edward Island

7 Member Boards Govern the AAVSB by;  Submitting Resolutions, Nominations, and Bylaws Amendments  Appointing eligible voting Delegates who serve as the Boards’ official representatives at the AAVSB Annual Meeting Delegates Elect AAVSB Board of Directors and other “elected” positions per the Bylaws Vote on all Resolutions and Bylaws Amendments

8  President Anne Duffy, RVT (IA)  Immediate Past President Helen Tuzio, DVM (NY)  President-Elect Beckey Malphus, DVM (GA)  Treasurer John Lawrence, DVM (MN)  Director Dan Danner, DVM (OK)  Director Tom Kendall, DVM (CA)  Director Frank Walker, DVM (ND)  Director Michael Gotchie, DVM (CO) Robyn Kendrick, Executive Director and Board Secretary

9  Practice Act Model (PAM) A resource for that reflects a national perspective and current thinking on professional regulation  Annual Meeting and Educational Conference Delegate Funding Program - AAVSB pays for Delegate from each Member Board to attend annual conference  Member Communications Newsletters, President’s letters, e-communications, presentations MyAAVSB - Secure single sign on via website with access to discussion forums, reports, meeting info, surveys, and presentations

10  VIVA – Veterinary Information Verifying Agency  VTNE – Veterinary Technician National Examination  RACE – Registry of Approved Continuing Education  PAVE – Program for Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence

11 VIVA is a centralized database of veterinarian and veterinary technician credential information. Services include: National Exam Score Transfer Service Credential Service Disciplinary Database Eligibility Review for Candidates taking the NAVLE in California

12 Veterinary Technician National Examination VTNE Program Goals:  Assist state and provincial licensing boards in their mission of protecting the public by ensuring that practitioners demonstrate a specified level of knowledge and skills before entering the profession  Provide a common standard for the evaluation of candidates

13  VTNE is owned and administered by the AAVSB  Content experts oversee the development  Used to evaluate minimum competency to practice and/or be licensed as a veterinary technician  Used in 56 jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada  Computer Based Test (CBT) with three 30-day testing windows each year  Approximately 7,000 candidates will take the VTNE in 2013

14 Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE)  The purpose of the RACE program is to develop and apply uniform standards related to providers and programs of continuing education in veterinary medicine.  A committee of content experts is responsible for overseeing the development of the RACE Program.  The RACE program serves the AAVSB Member Boards by ensuring that all RACE-approved programs meet appropriate standards of quality continuing education.  Provider and program applications are evaluated utilizing the standards approved by the AAVSB Board of Directors.

15 The RACE Program continues to grow each year; 20,508 hours of CE were approved by the RACE Program in 2012 Benefits to the Member Boards:  Lessens the burden on the licensing boards by eliminating the need for boards to review each CE program  Ensures that CE meets rigorous, high- quality guidelines  Standardizes veterinary continuing medical education to best meet the regulations of the various jurisdictions

16 Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE)  Evaluates the education equivalence of foreign veterinary graduates (graduates of non-accredited veterinary programs outside the US and Canada) on behalf of the participating AAVSB Member Boards  Designed to ensure that PAVE-certified licensure candidates have the qualifications and experience that are equivalent to an AVMA accredited veterinary education  A committee of content experts is responsible for overseeing the development of the PAVE Program

17  Assess PAVE candidates for compliance with the standards for PAVE certification and make recommendations to the Board of Directors  Serves as an advocate of the PAVE Program with all veterinary licensing boards, allied groups, and the general public.  Monitors and engages in outreach activities to ensure that PAVE remains a recognized program  Regularly review standards, policies affecting the PAVE program

18 John Pascoe, BVSc, PhD – Chair AAVMC Representative  James Dalley, DVM – NBVME Representative  Barbara Fischley, DVM  Bruce Louderback, DVM  Mark McConnell, BVMS, MRCVS  Skip Nelson, DVM  Jose Sosa, DVM  Corinne Sweeney, DVM – AAVC Representative Beckey Malphus, DVM – AAVSB Board of Directors Liaison

19  Reliable program, setting a high standard for graduates of non- accredited veterinary programs who seek licensure in the United States  Candidates must pass rigorous Qualifying Examination (QE), a test of basic science knowledge, prior to entering the clinical phase of the program  The Qualifying Examination (QE) is developed and administered by the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME)

20 38 states in the U.S. now accept PAVE Pending Approvals Florida Board has voted to accept PAVE and the legislative process has started.  Indiana is working on a proposed bill for the legislative change to accept PAVE.  North Carolina is in the process of accepting PAVE. The bill is being voted on this month and will hopefully go into effect by March. Over 1,169 PAVE certified veterinarians are practicing in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands  Over 2,160 internationally-trained veterinarians have enrolled in PAVE since 2002


22 1. Application & Credentials Verification 2. English Proficiency 3. Basic Veterinary Science Proficiency 4. Clinical Skills Proficiency The PAVE Program is strictly sequential: ALL STEPS MUST BE COMPLETED IN ORDER

23 Apply and Pay Initial Fee Verification of Credentials Demonstration of English Proficiency Qualifying Examination Assessment of Clinical Skills Committee Review and Approval Certification Granted

24 Step 1 –Application & Credentials Verification  To apply for the PAVE Program, you must complete the online application AND you must submit hard copy documentation to be received by the posted deadline date.  Applications are accepted during designated application windows. No late applications will be accepted and applications must be complete by the deadline. Applications are considered incomplete until all required documents have been received.

25 Step 1 –Application & Credentials Verification Required documents for ALL applicants: 1. An original or certified copy of your birth certificate or a notarized copy of your passport. Please see #9 below for additonal document requirements if you are not a U.S. citizen. 2. An Affidavit for Release of Information. Click here to print the Affidavit for Release of Information (pdf).Click here to print the Affidavit for Release of Information (pdf) 3. Documentation of successful completion of the TOEFL examination or the IELTS examination, OR documentation that English was the primary language of instruction at your high school (grades 9-12). Click here for more information on PAVE's English proficiency requirements.Click here for more information on PAVE's English proficiency requirements. 4. If graduated: Official proof of veterinary degree or qualification from a veterinary school. 5. If graduated: Official final veterinary transcripts sent DIRECTLY from the veterinary school. 6. If currently enrolled: submit a letter from the Dean or Principal indicating your academic standing and the anticipated date of your graduation. 7. If currently enrolled: submit an unofficial transcript or grade report detailing courses and grades from each veterinary school attended. Required documents IF APPLICABLE: 8. A notarized copy of your marriage license or a notarized copy of your divorce decree or a notarized copy of your name-change document (if your name is different from your passport or birth certificate). 9. A certified or notarized copy of your naturalization papers or a certified copy of your VISA permit or a resident-alien card.

26 Step 2 –English Proficiency ALL applicants to the PAVE Program must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. PAVE acknowledges the following examinations for the PAVE Program:  iBT-TOEFL (internet-based version of the TOEFL) OR  IELTS (International English Language Testing System) If an applicant does not fulfill the English requirements of PAVE, that person will not be allowed to sit for the Qualifying Exam. Only authentic score reports will be accepted - no photocopies. English examinations may be taken up to 2 years prior to applying to PAVE. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY.

27 Step 2 –English Proficiency Alternative to English Proficiency Examinations PAVE candidates now have another option to complete Step Two: English Proficiency for the PAVE Program. Candidates must provide substantiation that they have attended at least three (3) years at a secondary high school under which the complete language of instruction was English. A degree from a English speaking college or university is not considered adequate proof of English proficiency for PAVE candidates. Acceptable documentation is listed on the AAVSB website.

28 Step 3 –Basic Veterinary Science Proficiency The Qualifying Examination (QE) was designed and developed exclusively for the PAVE Program and is required for all PAVE candidates PAVE candidates must have completed 50% of their veterinary curriculum and step 1 and 2 to be eligible to take the QE Covers basic science or pre-clinical subjects taught in the first three years of the curriculum of accredited veterinary schools Offered three times per year, in January, May and September Owned and administered by the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME)

29 Step 3 –Basic Veterinary Science Proficiency The QE is a 200 item, multiple choice test administered using a web-based delivery. It is constructed using the following examination blueprint:  Anatomy, 22% (includes gross and microscopic anatomy, and principles of radiology and diagnostic imaging)  Physiology, 23% (includes physiological chemistry/biochemistry, neurobiology, genetics, endocrinology, reproduction, and nutrition)  Pharmacology, 14% (includes principles of anesthesiology)  Microbiology, 20% (includes bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, immunology, public health, food safety, and epidemiology)  Pathology, 21% (includes clinical pathology and toxicology)

30 The PAVE Program offers two pathways by which a candidate can meet Step 4 of the program:  Pathway 1: Evaluated Clinical Experience  Pathway 2: Clinical Skills Assessment Examination

31 Pathway 1: Evaluated Clinical Experience (ECE)  This pathway is for currently enrolled students OR veterinary graduates from non-accredited veterinary schools. The ECE may be completed pre- or post- graduation.  PAVE candidates enroll in an accredited veterinary college or university to complete the same clinical rotations as regularly enrolled students.  The host veterinary school agrees to evaluate the PAVE candidates the same as all of their regularly enrolled students and provide the PAVE program with grade reports and verification forms. The candidate must pass the QE prior to the start of their first clinical rotation.

32 Pathway 2: Clinical Skills Assessment Examination  This pathway is available for graduates of non-accredited veterinary schools who choose to take an exam or candidates who do not pass the QE prior to their first clinical rotation  AAVSB is currently using the AVMA's Clinical Proficiency Examination (CPE) as the Clinical Skills Assessment Examination for PAVE candidates. CPE results can not be transferred between the PAVE and AVMA’s ECFVG program.  The CPE is a 3-day, 7-section, clinical skills examination, postgraduate assessment of hands-on clinical veterinary medical skills covering entry-level skills in both large and small animal species, as well as laboratory and other diagnostic practices.

33  Candidates are reviewed by the PAVE Committee before receiving official approval  Certificates are sent to Member Boards upon candidate request as verification of education equivalence

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35 The AAVSB is dedicated to ensuring excellence for all of its programs and services. On behalf of the entire AAVSB team, we appreciate the opportunity to provide information regarding the AAVSB programs and services and in particular, the PAVE program. Thank You!


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