The Academy of Physical Rehabilitation Veterinary Technicians (APRVT) appreciates your interest in becoming a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Physical Rehabilitation, VTS (Physical Rehabilitation). The APRVT’s goal is to assure the veterinary profession and the public that an APRVT certified technician possesses the knowledge, skills and experience needed to practice physical rehabilitation applications at an advanced level of competency. Although the academy requirements are rigorous, they are not designed to be obstacles to prevent candidates from becoming certified. The requirements of eligibility for application and examination are defined in the APRVT constitution and bylaws.
Submission of your License and Diploma Applicants must be a graduate of an AVMA approved Veterinary Technology Program and/or legally credentialed to practice as a veterinary technician in a state of the United States, province of Canada or other country. Below are the acceptable credentials we will accept from a country outside of the USA. Please contact the APRVT for specific information about credentialing if a country is not listed.
United Kingdom (UK): must submit a copy of the RCVS certificate. Candidates must hold a license to practice as an RVN and be in good standings with the RCVS. At this time the RCVS diploma is not required.
Australia: must submit a copy of the Certificate IV in veterinary nursing or a Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. At this time a diploma in veterinary nursing is not required.
Canada: must be credentialed to work as a veterinary technician in your province. This requires that you take and pass the VTNE.
A scanned copy (.pdf) of the current license must be included. If the current license does not indicate the original date of credentialing, documentation must accompany the license which includes the date.
Graduates of an AVMA approved veterinary technology program must submit a scanned copy of the diploma as proof of gradation along with the name of the school. If a state does not issue a paper license and has a voluntary credential process, an official letter from the state Veterinary Medical Board or state Veterinary Technicians Association stating the original date of credentialing and that the applicant is in good standing to legally practice as a veterinary technician must be included. Canceled checks and other documents will not be accepted as proof.
Those states without voluntary credentialing for veterinary technicians must be a graduate of an AVMA approved Veterinary Technology program AND pass the VTNE, which will serve as the date of credentialing.
The individual forms below have been provided as a convenience from the 2018 APRVT Application packet. Applicants are responsible for ensuring all required forms as described in the Application packet are included upon a complete application submission. Please remember to preserve original formatting whenever possible.
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