Below is the initial application form for the VTS Ophthalmology Process. This exam will be held during the ACVO/AVOT meeting being held in Boston, MA from 9/22/20 through 9/26/20.  Please fill this form out and submit it by January 31st, 2019.  Please fill out this form AFTER you have read the requirements listed in the bylaws and feel you meet those requirements.  This initial application is to ensure that you meet all of the initial requirements. Listed below is what you will be required to provide during this initial application.

-Work History/Hours
-Proof of current technician license (Image proof provided)
-Proof of current NAVTA membership (Image proof required)
-Continuing Education--All required hours must be completed before submitting this initial application. Image proof is required.
-Two Letters Of Reference—Either 2 letters from DACVO, one letter from a VTS (Ophthalmology) and one letter from a DACVO, or one letter from a DACVO and one letter from a Supporting Veterinarian or a Diplomate of another Veterinary College deemed appropriate by the Board of Regents such as DACVIM, DACVS, or other

Instructions on how to apply:

  1. Read through the items listed on the credentialing page. Be sure that you understand the requirements for application before applying.

  2. Obtain your two letters of recommendation. These will need to be uploaded to your initial application document that will be emailed to us immediately following the submission of the application form and payment.

  3. Prepare all of your other required documents, including your proof of license, proof of NAVTA membership, and proof of CE. These will all need to be uploaded to your initial application document that will be emailed to us following the submission of the application form and payment.

  4. Fill out the initial application form that is below and submit

  5. Submit the non-refundable application fee that is below..

  6. Once the application and payment have been submitted via this website, please email the two letters of recommendation, proof of license, proof of NAVTA membership, and proof of each CE attended. Please have these items all in one document and send it to

  7. Wait for confirmation from AVOT that your items were received and will be reviewed, After all of your items have been reviewed, you will be notified if you have met the requirements and have been approved to continue the process.

At the bottom of this page there is a non-refundable fee of $35.00 to be paid at the time of application.  Please add that to your cart after submitting your form and then proceed to checkout.  Once your information has been received you will be contacted by the AVOT. If you do not provide ALL of the requested information your application will be rejected. *

Name *
Mailing Address *
Mailing Address
Work Phone *
Work Phone
Primary Phone
Primary Phone
Check Appropriate Credential *
This is where you will have to provide in list form all of your CE hours. We then ask that you provide us with an email containing a document showing all proof of each CE you have listed as stated in the submission instructions . Date, Name of Conference, meeting, etc., Organization or Person providing the CE, Location of CE, Speaker Name, Credentials, Title of Presentation, Length of Presentation, Type of CE (in house, local meeting, national meeting, on-line class, journal/magazine). Example: -October 16, 2014, VOTS National Meeting, Fort Worth TX, RACE Approved, 12 credit hours -Wendy Townsend, DVM, DACVO, Pigmentary Uveitis in Golden Retrievers, 1 credit hour
Please provide ALL Ophthalmology work experience information in the box below. Each place of employment MUST have the following information listed: -Date of Employment (From: MM/YYYY, To: MM/YYYY) -Name of the place of employment where the Ophthalmology experience was obtained -Name of DACVO that you work/worked with -Description of Primary Responsibilities Related to Ophthalmology (list role, duties, and type of practice (small animal, university, large animal, etc.)
Additional Required Information: *
I understand that I need to provide two letters of recommendation, image proof of license, image proof of NAVTA membership, and image proof of CE. These are to be directly sent to immediately after the form and payment has been submitted. I will submit the required applicant fee (see below this form). I understand that this fee is non-refundable and it must be submitted on the same day that I submit this form.
AVOT Application Fee (non-refundable)

This fee is to be paid at the time that you submit your application form.  If no fee is paid the application will not be accepted.  This fee is non-refundable. Please be sure to read ALL of the requirements before submitting your application! There are no refunds!

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