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Long-Term Missions Application Process


We have outlined the multi-step long-term field staff application process below. Additional forms required to apply as a long-term candidate can be found here. If you have any questions, please email us at

Application Process

Preliminary Application

Professional Affiliation

Are you a veterinary professional (Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician), in the process of becoming one, or the spouse of a veterinary professional?

Doctrinal Statement

Do you agree with the CVM Doctrinal Statement?

Long-Term International Service

Are you willing to serve full-time in international cross-cultural service for a year or longer?

Prayer and Financial Support

CVM International Staff respond to God’s calling on their life and do this through the financial and prayer support we call “deputation.” This is a process that allows you to build a ministry team. This would require you to raise the personal and ministry support cost with churches, friends, family and associates by asking them to support you in prayer and finances. Would you be willing to raise your prayer and financial support through the deputation process with the help of CVM?

Introductory Application

Express Interest

Please complete the Mission Interest Assessment Form online. If you are married, both spouses must complete the form and send it to


Please provide us with a copy of your most recent resumé by sending it to

...Then What?

Once these steps have been completed, a staff member will contact you regarding the next steps in the application process.

Secondary Application

Formal Application

Please complete the CVM Employee Application. If you need assistance, please contact or connect with your Area Director.

Learning Needs Assessment

Complete the Learning Needs Assessment (Excel download) as it will help you evaluate the areas of strength and those which you can grow with more training.


Please provide the names and email addresses for 6 individuals who will complete reference checks for you. Two of which will be professional, 2 faith references, and 2 personal references. Family members and spouses may not serve as references.

Candidate Placement Documents

Job Description

Work with the CVM administration to develop your job description.


Work with the CVM administration to develop your budget.

Host Approval

Work with the CVM administration to determine your host and develop a contract.


Work with the CVM administration to develop your secondment agreement with your local host.

Candidate Approval

Once these have been approved by CVM, the host and managing partner, the candidate will be approved to start their deputation process.



All missions staff are required to attend a Long-Term Missions Orientation training.

Additional Training

There are plenty of resources available for additional training in preparation for missions. Please take a look at our Recommended Reading List for more information on missions and our free eLearning courses related to serving long-term.


Deputation List

Each CVM field worker is responsible for raising their own support and building a support team. The deputation list is a list of all possible supporters that you wish to connect with.

Project Name

Each field worker must develop a project name specific to their work and calling. This will be used in all forms of communication and promotion to uniquely identify your ministry.

Marketing Materials

Each field worker will have a webpage as well as a brochure designed for them from the Seattle office. Please fill out the questionnaire and return it to the marketing team.

First Prayer Letter

As CVM field workers prepare to leave for the field, they will begin writing prayer letters. While preparing to leave, a prayer letter will be mandatory every month. Once the field staff member is in the field, the first 3 months will continue to be on a monthly basis, and the months following will be a bi-monthly basis.

Prayer Card

Each CVM field workers and their family will send out a prayer card annually. The card will be produced by the Seattle office, but the missionary is responsible for providing the up-to-date information, including photos.

Final Application Process

The steps in the final application process are to be completed no later than 6-9 months prior to the departure date.


CVM requires a psychological evaluation to ensure that the individual is ready. Necessary documentation includes consent form, Taylor Johnson Temperament Analysis, and the BPI Analysis.

Background Check

CVM requires a thorough background check for all field staff. This includes a multi-state as well as DHHS.

Physical Exam

All field staff will undergo a physical exam to make sure they are healthy and fit to serve overseas.

International Field Worker Approval

After the final approval and completion of deputation, the candidate will be officially employed 1-2 months prior to departure to the field.