How to become an FEI Vet 

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All aspiring FEI Veterinarians must have an understanding of English, both written and spoken, be licensed with the appropriate veterinary regulatory body in their home or host country and be familiar with the FEI General, Veterinary and EADCM Regulations.  
 
HOW TO BECOME A PERMITTED TREATING VETERINARIAN (PTV)?
 
Veterinarians wishing to attend and treat horses at FEI events must be registered as Permitted Treating Veterinarians. 
 
Application Process
 
Applicants must be licensed as veterinarians or veterinary surgeons in their country of residence and apply through their National Federation using the PTV Application Form, in which they will provide 2 character references (one must be a current Official Veterinarian). 
 
The National Federation will proceed to the necessary verifications and approve or reject the applications. 
 
Upon approval, the National Federation will create an account within the FEI database and send an activation email to the applicants, which will allow them to obtain their FEI ID number. Applicants will be asked to create their personal password and accept the PTV Codex. 
Online Examination
 
To be listed as PTVs, applicants must pass an online examination that will test their knowledge of the FEI Regulations listed above. They will find the link to the examination at the bottom left of their account page. 
 
The examination consists of 25 multiple choice questions that are randomly selected from the question database. Applicants will be able to re-take the examination should they fail on their first attempt.  
 
ID Card
 
Upon successful completion of the online examination, PTVs will find their ID card, validated for 4 years, in their account under “View Certificate”. They are to print it, cut the card off, add their picture and laminate it. In case of loss or damage, PTVs will be able to re-print their ID card by logging on to their online account.  
 
PTVs must present a valid ID card at all FEI events where they will treat horses.
 
PTV Roles
 
Permitted Treating Veterinarians may take on the following roles:
  • Veterinary Services Manager
  • Veterinary Control Officer 
  • Treating Veterinarian 
  • Team Veterinarian 
  • Athlete’s Private Veterinarian  
  • Holding Box Veterinarian 
 
HOW TO BECOME AN OFFICIAL VETERINARIAN (OV)?
 
Veterinarians wishing to be promoted as Official Veterinarians must first be listed as Permitted Treating Veterinarians. 
 
Application Process – First Discipline
 
Applicants must be licensed as veterinarians or veterinary surgeons in their country of residence and have a minimum of 5 years post qualification equine veterinary experience. 
 
Applicants must attend a 2-day General Veterinarian Course and complete official mentoring and supervision with at least 2 different Veterinary Delegates at a minimum of 3 FEI events in their chosen discipline (Dressage and Para-Dressage, Jumping, Eventing, Driving and Para-Driving, Vaulting, Reining). 
 
Applicants must apply through their National Federation using the relevant Application for Promotion, in which they will list the events they attended and their mentors’ name. They must enclose a minimum of 2 positive Evaluation Forms duly filled in and signed by their mentors. Applications must be submitted within the 2 years following the applicants’ participation in a General Veterinarian Course.   
 
The National Federation will proceed to the necessary verifications and approve or reject the applications. 
 
Upon approval, the National Federation will forward the applications to the FEI Veterinary Department that will promote the applicants who have satisfied all requirements.  
Application Process – Additional Disciplines
 
Official Veterinarians wishing to be promoted in another discipline must complete official mentoring and supervision with a Veterinary Delegate at a minimum of 1 FEI event in the discipline concerned. 
 
Applicants must apply through their National Federation using the relevant Application for Promotion, to which they will enclose a positive Evaluation Form duly filled in and signed by their mentor.  
 
The National Federation will proceed to the necessary verifications and approve or reject the applications. 
 
Upon approval, the National Federation will forward the applications to the FEI Veterinary Department that will promote the applicants who have satisfied all requirements.  

ID Card and Official Stamp

Upon promotion by the Veterinary Department, Official Veterinarians will find their ID card, validated for 4 years, in their account under “View Certificate”. They are to print it, cut the card off, add their picture and laminate it. In case of loss or damage, Official Veterinarians will be able to re-print their ID card by logging on to their online account.  
 
The Veterinary Department will send an official stamp to the National Federation that will forward it to the veterinarians. Official Veterinarians must present their ID card and carry their stamp at all FEI events where they will officiate.
 
OV Roles
 
Official Veterinarians may take on the following roles: 
  • National Head Veterinarian  
  • Veterinary Delegate/ Foreign Veterinary Delegate 
  • Additional Veterinary Delegate 
  • Endurance Official Veterinarian 
  • Endurance Veterinary Treating Official 
  • Testing Veterinarian 
  • Holding Box Veterinarian 
  • Measuring Veterinarian  
  • Examining Veterinarian 
 
HOW TO BECOME A 2* ENDURANCE OFFICIAL VETERINARIAN (EOV)?
 
Endurance Official Veterinarians work as FEI representatives and are responsible for ensuring that FEI regulations and veterinary standards are upheld throughout all phases of FEI Endurance events. 
 
Veterinarians wishing to be promoted as 2* Endurance Official Veterinarians must first be listed as Permitted Treating Veterinarians. 
 
Application Process 
 
Applicants must be licensed as veterinarians or veterinary surgeons in their country of residence and have a minimum of 5 years post qualification equine veterinary experience. 
 
Applicants must attend a 2-day General Veterinarian Course and complete official mentoring and supervision with at least 2 different Veterinary Delegates at a minimum of 10 Endurance events (FEI or National). 
 
Applicants must apply through their National Federation using the relevant Application for Promotion, in which they will list the events they attended and their mentors’ name. They must enclose a minimum of 2 positive Evaluation Forms duly filled in and signed by their mentors. Applications must be submitted within 2 years following the applicants’ participation in a General Veterinarian Course.   
 
The National Federation will proceed to the necessary verifications and approve or reject the applications. 
 
Upon approval, the National Federation will forward the applications to the FEI Veterinary Department that will promote the applicants who have satisfied all requirements.   
ID Card and Official Stamp 
 
Upon promotion by the Veterinary Department, Endurance Official Veterinarians will find their ID card, validated for 4 years, in their account under “View Certificate”. They are to print it, cut the card off, add their picture and laminate it. In case of loss or damage, they will be able to re-print their ID card by logging on to their online account.
 
The Veterinary Department will send an official stamp to the National Federation that will forward it to the veterinarians. Endurance Official Veterinarians must present their ID card and carry their stamp at all FEI events where they will officiate.
 
 
HOW TO BECOME A 2* ENDURANCE VETERINARY TREATMENT OFFICIAL (EVT)?
 
Veterinarians wishing to attend and treat horses at FEI Endurance events must be registered as Permitted Treating Veterinarians and Endurance Official Veterinarians. 
 
Application Process 
 
Applicants must be exposed to equine practice for no less than 25% of their total clinical practice.  
 
Applicants must have been a member of a Veterinary Commission at a minimum of 3 Endurance events (FEI or national) and must have completed official mentoring and supervision with at least 2 different EVTs at a minimum of 3 Endurance events (FEI or National), 2 of which must be 3* (or CEN equivalent).  
 
Applicants must apply through their National Federation using the relevant Application for Promotion, in which they will list the events they attended and their mentors’ name. They must enclose a minimum of 2 positive Evaluation Forms duly filled in and signed by their mentors. 
 
The National Federation will proceed to the necessary verifications and approve or reject the applications. 
 
Upon approval, the National Federation will forward the applications to the FEI Veterinary Department that will promote the applicants who have satisfied all requirements.  
ID Card
 
Upon promotion by the Veterinary Department, Endurance Official Veterinarians will find their ID card, validated for 4 years, in their account under “View Certificate”. They are to print it, cut the card off, add their picture and laminate it. In case of loss or damage, they will be able to re-print their ID card by logging on to their online account.
 
 
HOW TO BECOME A TESTING VETERINARIAN?
 
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