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  • Date: November 3, 2016
  • Contact: Lainie Franklin, Member Services & Marketing Coordinator
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The AAVSB® Now Administering State & Provincial Assessments

Kansas City, MO (November 3, 2016) - The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) is pleased to announce that it now offers a new service to its Member Boards - the administration of state and provincial jurisprudence examinations. SPA (State and Provincial Assessments) is the name of this new service.

Many of the AAVSB's Member Boards, which are veterinary licensing boards, require a state exam as a component of the licensure application process. These exams measure an applicant's knowledge of local statutes, rules, and regulations. The AAVSB now provides an online delivery method for these exams, which can be taken on demand.

The first Member Board to utilize SPA is the Wisconsin Veterinary Examining Board, which has contracted with the AAVSB to administer the Wisconsin State Exam for Veterinary Technicians.

AAVSB Executive Director James T. Penrod, FASLA, CAE, said, "A local law competency assessment is common in most licensed professions. We're thrilled to assist Wisconsin in this extremely important step in the licensure process for veterinary technicians. I anticipate that many more states and provinces will utilize SPA for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians."

To learn more about how the AAVSB can administer state and provincial specific jurisprudence examinations, contact AAVSB Member Services & Marketing Coordinator Lainie Franklin at

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 60 jurisdictions representing all of the United States and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and seven Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan.

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