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  • Date: August 1, 2014
  • Contact: Chrissy Bagby, AAVSB Member Services Coordinator
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Nova Scotia Joins AAVSB as 59th Member Board

Kansas City, MO (August 1, 2014) The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) is pleased to announce that the AAVSB Board of Directors has approved the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association's application to join the AAVSB as its 59th Member Board.

The AAVSB Bylaws state that: "A Board shall mean the governmental agency empowered to credential and regulate the practice of veterinary medicine in any of the States and Commonwealths of the United States, its territories, the District of Columbia, and insular possessions of the United States, individual provinces of Canada, and additional comparative entities."

Incorporated under the Veterinary Medical Act of the Province of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association (NSVMA) holds the responsibility to regulate the practice of veterinary medicine and to govern its members in accordance with this Act, regulations and the bylaws in order that the public interest may be served and protected.

AAVSB Executive Director Robyn Kendrick noted, "The AAVSB is looking forward to providing our full range of programs and services that will support the NSVMA as they carry out their public protection mission and duty to effectively regulate the practice of veterinary medicine in Nova Scotia."

For more information about the NSVMA, please visit:

About AAVSB: The AAVSB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to reliably provide quality resources and accurate information for veterinary regulatory agencies and professionals in the interest of public protection. The membership of the AAVSB consists of 59 jurisdictions representing all of the United States and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and six Canadian provinces: Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Nova Scotia.

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