Are you a veterinary professional (Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician), in the process of becoming one, or the spouse of a veterinary professional?
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?
Please provide us with a copy of your most recent resumé by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once these steps have been completed, a staff member will contact you regarding the next steps in the application process.
Learning Needs Assessment
Complete the Learning Needs Assessment 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
Work with the CVM administration to develop your job description.
Work with the CVM administration to develop your budget.
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.
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.
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 e-Learning courses related to serving long-term.
Each CVM field staff member 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.
Each field staff member 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.
Each field staff member 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 staff 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.
Each CVM field staff member 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.
CVM requires a thorough background check for all field staff. This includes a multi-state as well as DHHS.
All field staff will undergo a physical exam to make sure they are healthy and fit to serve overseas.
International Field Staff Approval
After the final approval and completion of deputation, the candidate will be officially employed 1-2 months prior to departure to the field.