Part One Letter of Intent The APRVT requires a Letter of Intent (LOI) to be submitted along with TwoLetters of Recommendation(LOR) and a Curriculum Vitae prior to application submission. Letters of intent shall be received one year prior to an applicant packet submission. Applications are due January 1st 11:59:59 CST for the following examination year. Pre-Application information received on or after the deadline will not be considered for the next examination cycle. Letters are limited to one page in length, single-spaced using 12-point font Times New Roman, and 1-inch margins. Letters should include the candidate’s name, titles earned. Applicants are to provide a brief letter that describes who they are and why they are interested in becoming VTS (Physical Rehabilitation). Applicants should also tell the APRVT what they can contribute to the APRVT and future plans once recognition is attained.
Part Two Letters of Recommendation and Mentorship Two letters of recommendation are required for APRVT consideration and are limited to one page in length. One letter must be from the applicant’s mentor who is a veterinarian certified in veterinary physical rehabilitation or is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation who can directly attest to the candidate’s skills, evaluation of the candidate’s commitment to the profession and ability to participate in a cooperative work environment. Mentors must meet the minimum eligibility requirements listed in the APRVT By-Laws and Application packet. The candidate must have a direct relationship with all the individuals writing a recommendation letter. The APRVT will accept letters of recommendation from other specialty college diplomates, with pre-approval, until a sufficient number of ACVSMR diplomates exist. In addition, Credentialed Veterinary Technicians (CVT) with credentialing in any VTS Academy will be accepted for a period of 3 testing cycles (ending 2020). Non-VTS CVT’s and Physical Therapists with physical rehabilitation credentialing will not be accepted. Pre-Applications will not be considered if two recommendation letters are not enclosed.
Each VTS candidate should be supervised by a veterinarian who is certified in veterinary physical rehabilitation or is a Diplomate of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (DACVSMR) who meets the minimum experience eligibility. This “mentor” should be in the same locality as the candidate and should be able to communicate at a minimum by video conferencing. Non-VTS CVT’s and Physical Therapists with rehabilitation credentialing will not be accepted for mentorship.
Part Three Curriculum Vitae Applicants are encouraged to utilize the APRVT CV template for expedited processing of the pre-application packet.
Part 2 - Two (2) letters of recommendation. (Sent separately by the letter writers). If sent via postmarked mail please notify the Academy via electronic mail, otherwise please send via electronic mail. Include the names of recommendation letter writers and dates mailed.
Part 3 - Curriculum Vitae. It is strongly recommended for applicants to utilize the APRVT CV template to prevent omissions in experience required to application eligibility. Applicant name MUST be on each page listed at the top of each page in the header portion. Do not change the formatting when using the CV Template unless you are trying to maintain category formatting. We will only accept Times New Roman 12-point font with 0.5-inch margins. Page numbers should be listed and section headings (e.g. Veterinary Physical Rehabilitation Experience) must be for each page in addition to applicant name should appear at the top of each page. DO NOT FORGET your NAVTA membership number and CVT license number.
Please refer to the Applicants page for required forms and details. Once a letter of intent is received, the Credentialing and Case Review Chairperson will contact the applicant with an Applicant Registration Number (ARN). Once the pre-application packet has been received by the Credentialing and Case Review Committee Chair and approved by the Executive Board, a welcome letter will be sent to the applicant. Applicants can expect to wait no more than fourteen (14) business days for acknowledgement and welcome letter instructions, which includes the Application Packet and a Mentor Packet.
Please DO NOT pay any fees (application, examination) in advance unless you have received specific pre-approval. This may result in application or examination processing delays. It is very important to read the complete Bylaws, Constitution and Code of Ethics for the APRVT.
If you have submitted a pre-application but were unable to meet the application deadline, candidates MUST re-submit their entire pre-application packet prior to the submission deadline. Please notify the Credentialing Chair as soon as you think you may need to defer an application submission.
Re-Application: If an Application does not pass, pre-application information may be resubmitted for a total of one application cycle year. This means if an applicant immediately re-applies for the following examination cycle, resubmission of a pre-application packet is not required and the AIN remains the same. If an application is rejected for a second time or more than one cycle passes, the pre-application materials must be resubmitted with instructions provided to the applicant and the applicant will be assigned a new AIN number and
SUBMIT Pre-Application Packet
Please submit all THREE parts to the credentialing chair in the requested formatting and submit via electronic mail.
Recommendation letter writers - please submit letters to the below address separately should you wish your letter to remain confidential from the applicant.
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