Other Regulatory Associations
- American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB)
The AAVSB is the association of governmental agencies (boards) whose primary function is to protect the public by regulating veterinarians and the practice of veterinary medicine. AAVSB provides a number of services to its member associations including the Veterinary Information Verifying Agency (VIVA) for verifying licensure requirements and member board disciplinary actions, as well as a listing of veterinarian and veterinary technician licensing requirements for its member boards.
- American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education
The COE attempts to assure that each graduate of an accredited college of veterinary medicine will be firmly based in the fundamental principles, scientific knowledge, and physical and mental skills of veterinary medicine. Graduates should be able to apply these fundamentals to solving veterinary medical problems for different species and types of domestic animals. The fundamentals with which each graduate leaves the college are expected to provide a basis for a variety of career activities including clinical patient care, research, and other non-clinical options relevant to animal and human health. These fundamentals should be the basis for a lifetime of learning and professional development. The Council attempts to conduct all activities in ways that best serve the interests of the veterinary profession, veterinary students, and society, without discrimination on the basis of age, race, gender or creed. While recognizing the existence and appropriateness of diverse institutional missions and educational objectives, the Council subscribes to the proposition that local circumstances do not justify accreditation of a substandard program in veterinary education leading to a professional degree.
- American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities
Recognizes veterinary technology education programs that are fully capable of graduating acceptable assistants for veterinarians and to assist in the development of such programs, and studies all matters pertaining to the activities of veterinary technicians and to advise the Executive Board concerning the implementation of AVMA policy concerning such matters.
- Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards (FARB)
FARB provides a forum for cooperation in addressing common issues in the licensing and regulation of professionals. FARB supports activities to improve professional standards, delivery of services, and performance of regulatory agencies for the protection of the public. It also provides educational opportunities and legal updates for lawyers who represent regulatory boards. FARB also fosters communication and discussion regarding the latest assessment techniques for licensing purposes.