Candidate Packet Checklist
- Candidate Letter from AVBT board of regents
- Application Agreement
- CV Template
- Skills Assessment Form - Clinical Track
- Skills Assessment Form - Research Track
- Time Sheet
- CE Record
- Case Log
All packets must be received by November 30 to be considered for examination the following year.
- Be a graduate of an AVMA approved Veterinary Technician program and/or credentialed to practice as a Veterinary Technician in some State or Province of the United States, Canada, or other country.
- Be a member of NAVTA and SVBT.
- Three years (a minimum of 4,000 hrs) work experience or its
equivalent in the field of animal behavior, clinical or research based.
All experience must be completed within five years prior to the
Note: all activities should be specific to preventing, intervening or modifying behavior (unless research related). For example, restraining a frightened animal will not be counted unless it is noted how you improved and modified the behavior.
- A minimum of forty (40) continuing education (CE) hours
related to veterinary behavior, animal behavior, or behavioral research
within 5 years immediately prior to submitting application.
UPDATE 10/07/09: No more than 2/3 (28 hours) can come from one source.
- Completion of the Veterinary Behavior Skills Form
- A case record log or research log is maintained for one (1)
year within the three (3) years immediately preceding the submission of
- Clinical- A minimum of fifty (50) cases (clinical) must
be recorded OR
- Research- One (1) year within the three (3) years immediately proceeding application must consist of behavior research or research using behavioral observations as a major portion of the study.
- Clinical- A minimum of fifty (50) cases (clinical) must be recorded OR
- Five (5) detailed case reports
- Two (2) letters of recommendations from the following three (3) categories: a VTS (Behavior) member, a supporting Veterinarian, or a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behavior.