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The Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

The mission of the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners is to establish and enforce policies to ensure the best possible quality of veterinary and equine dental provider services for the people of Texas.


Oklahoma Board of Veterinary Medicine

The primary responsibility and obligation of the Oklahoma Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners as specified in Title 59 Sec. 698.1 et seq and Title 774 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code is to protect the public from the unprofessional, improper, incompetent and unlawful practice of veterinary medicine.  Laws, rules and regulations governing the granting and subsequent use of the privilege to practice veterinary medicine are conferred on the Board by the citizens of the State of Oklahoma, acting through their elected representatives.  Additionally, the duties of proceeding against the unprofessional and unlawful practice of veterinary medicine and enforcing the Veterinary Practice Act is also delegated to the Board as specified in the above-referenced statutes and administrative codes. Oklahoma Application for EDP Licensure

Oklahoma Application for EDP Licensure



American Veterinary Medical Association

The AVMA is a not-for-profit association representing more than 85,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. The AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.


AVMA State Summary Report
AVMA- State Summary Report – Authority of veterinary technicians and other non-veterinarians to perform dental procedures. This is a chart by State of the requirements for performing dental procedures. Last updated May 2019

AVMA-State law EDP

American Association of Veterinary State Boards

Registry of Approved Continuing Education

The AAVSB is a nonprofit corporation with 501(c)(3) status from the IRS and is headquartered in Kansas City, MO. The AAVSB is an association of regulatory boards whose membership includes 59 jurisdictions, and licensing boards in veterinary medicine. Membership includes all of the United States, 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.

The mission of the AAVSB is to provide quality resources and information for veterinary regulatory agencies and allied groups in the interest of public protection. The AAVSB’s vision is to inspire active participation of all veterinary regulatory agencies in North America and to be their collective voice. The values of the AAVSB include responsive resourceful service while striving for continuous quality improvement.

The AAVSB initiates and carries out programs designed to assist and facilitate the public protection mission of the Member Boards, and these programs and services are developed through the collective, organized effort that occurs via membership in the AAVSB. The AAVSB lessens the burden on the licensing boards by providing relevant programs and services that provide great benefits to the Member Boards via economies of scale and endorsement among members.

The AAVSB’s key programs include the Veterinary Information Verifying Agency (VIVA)Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE)Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE)Registry of Approved Continuing Education program (RACE). The AAVSB’s newest service for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians is the Veterinary Continuing Education Tracking service (VCET). Additional member services include the Annual MeetingPractice Act Model, member communication, and special access to MyAAVSB.

American Association of Equine Practitioners

The AAEP is the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to equine veterinary medicine and is a leading medical authority on the health and welfare of the horse. From pleasure horses to elite equine athletes, the AAEP and its nearly 10,000 members work to raise the standard of horse health for all breeds and disciplines.


Texas Veterinary Medical Association

The mission of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association is to promote, advocate for and protect the veterinary medical profession and to advance animal health for the well-being of animals and humans.

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