- The APBC
- Need Help?
- Pet Tips
- Members Area
Preparing your application
The following guidelines should be considered when preparing an application for submission:
A. Your CV
Include any publications or articles you have written. Include information of any relevant research and practical successes in any training discipline. If possible include a summary of the number and types of cases seen to date (case log).
B. Four Case Reports
Choose your case reports carefully. Where possible use recent cases and indicate your knowledge of varying behavioural problems by selecting case histories of different types, enabling you to demonstrate different behavioural techniques and knowledge.
Client confidentiality is paramount and identifying details should be removed. Clients can be referred to generically, "Mr and Mrs Client" or by other names that will not identify them, stating this from the outset.
Single species applications will be accepted, but if competence in the treatment of more than one species is claimed, the application should reflect that.
When preparing your case reports, attention to detail is important - provide sufficient information to enable the Selection Committee to arrive at a decision. In all case reports, please include the following:
- The way in which you approach your client and how you gather relevant information. A copy of any forms you use are essential here.
- A full, detailed explanation of what you consider the behaviour problem to be. Please discuss its likely cause and the reasons why you consider other explanations may be dismissed.
If the case you are discussing is a separation disorder, if you conclude that the cause was true anxiety, please give your thought processes and reasoning behind this decision. Include any evidence that may have led you to this conclusion.
- Give a detailed account of the treatment rationale given to the client, the reasons for your choice of treatment and any adaptions you have made to suit the needs of the specific case or animal.
In the case of drug therapy, give full reasoning behind why it was considered that drug support was appropriate/necessary and detail the procedure that was followed to implement this support.
- Give an account of your follow-up procedures and any further advice given.
- Describe how the case progressed, and whether it was successful or not. Give a full explanation of the level of success obtained in each case, and the factors that contributed to the outcome.
- Refer to any literature that you may have used during diagnosis or treatment. Back up any reasoning in diagnosis or treatment with current research findings where relevant. All references should be listed at the end of each case report on a separate sheet.
Find an APBC Member
From our shop
What is my dog thinking?