Foreign Trained Veterinarians Discussion Group
Often there are questions specific to NAVLE candidates who went to non-accredited veterinary schools. This forum is designed as a place to share questions regarding the NAVLE with the NBVME staff and view answers to questions from other candidates. This is not the venue for information about educational equivalency programs (such as ECFVG or PAVE). Information about those programs may be found here.
|Susie the only diference between PAVE and ECFVG program is that the ECFVG program is acredited in all 50 states and the PAVE is not. |
You can do both without any problem just make sure that the state acepted the PAVE. For example maryland doesn`t acept the pave to give you an example.
DATE POSTED: Oct-01-2011 09:40:21 AM
Thank you for the follow up questions.
1) I am not aware of any problem with people going through either ECFVG or PAVE, so it is completely up to you which program you choose to enroll in.
2) I don't know about which program is considered "more popular" or not. The NBVME received applications from candidates in both programs. It seems, also, that some candidates choose to enroll in both programs as a way to have more options in licensing. Again, the choice is up to you.
Anita, NBVME staff
DATE POSTED: Jun-01-2011 09:21:12 AM
|I have two more questions |
1)if there is a problem for a graduate from non accredited school to take the path including ECFVG? I heard that when I graduate from non accredited school I can only take PAVE.
2) Which path is the most popular from foreign graduates?
DATE POSTED: Jun-01-2011 03:07:50 AM
Thank you for your posting. Yes, you can get a NY license, but you will need to complete a few additional steps in order to verify your educational equivalency with the NY board. The NY board has three pathways for veterinary candidates who graduated from non-accredited schools.
One path is the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG). For more information on that program, please go to their webpage: http://www.avma.org/education/ecfvg/default.asp
Another path is the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE). For more information on that program, please go to their webpage: http://www.aavsb.org/PAVE/
A third path is to have your education verified by the NY board directly. For more information on that, please go to the NY board webpage: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/vetmed/vetlic.htm
Please note that, if you are interested in practicing in other locations in the US or Canada besides New York, the ECFVG and PAVE certifications are transferable.
From a NAVLE perspective (since you will need to pass this test no matter what path you choose), you will be eligible once you have completed either the first three steps of ECFVG or PAVE, or once you have been declared eligible directly by the New York board.
I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if you need anything else!
Anita, NBVME staff
DATE POSTED: May-31-2011 09:11:05 AM
I graduated from non-accredited-AVMA college in Poland.
At this moment I'm in Poland but my husband will probably get a job in New York so we would like to move.
Is it possible to get a New York license when I graduated from this school?
DATE POSTED: May-31-2011 03:54:52 AM