The Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners promotes the public health, safety and welfare by safeguarding the people of this state against unqualified or incompetent practitioners of veterinary medicine and veterinary technology. The the right to practice veterinary medicine and veterinary technology is a privilege conferred by legislative grant to persons having the personal and professional qualifications specified in the Alabama Practice Act.
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 61 jurisdictions, licensing boards in veterinary medicine. Membership includes all of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and eight Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 89,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.
The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) was formed in East Lansing, Mich., in 1981 with the goal of allowing veterinary technicians to give input on national issues involving the veterinary profession.