Veterinary Clinical Skills Assessment (VCSA)
Updated March 7, 2013
The NBVME's Veterinary Clinical Skills Assessment (VCSA) is a two day hands-on practical examination used by the PAVE program as an option for PAVE Step 4. The VCSA is given at Cedar Valley College in Dallas, Texas. A pilot test of the VCSA was conducted October 15-16, 2005. The VCSA was administered January 7-8, 2006, April 22-23, 2006, January 5-6, 2007, January 5-6, 2008, January 10-11, 2009, January 9-10, 2010, and January 8-9, 2011.
Future administrations of the VCSA will be scheduled consistent with the needs of the PAVE program.
VCSA Application Process
Candidates apply for the VCSA through the AAVSB office. A VCSA Candidate Bulletin is provided to applicants when they register for the examination.