Initial volunteer acceptance to participate in a scheduled RAVS clinic is conditional upon completion of a basic background inquiry and confirmation of the HSVMA-RAVS Volunteer Agreement.

HSVMA/HSUS work with Accusource to offer an online background check process. Applicants who are accepted to participate will receive an initial trip acceptance email with a link to the online background check request form. This form is completed once for each volunteer - volunteers participating in more than one field clinic need to submit only one

You will select the specific web-link for your volunteer type (links will be included in the initial acceptance email):

Veterinary Students, Tech Students, Assistants and Support Volunteers: Search includes criminal record, sex offender registry and SSN verification.

Credentialed Veterinary Technicians: Search includes criminal record, sex offender registry, SSN verification and professional license/credential verification.

Search includes criminal record, sex offender registry search, SSN verification, professional license/credential verification and education verification


Additional information and deadlines for pre-trip volunteer responsibilities are outlined in the full Volunteer Checklist.