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Instructions on Reference Letters

To: Diplomates of the American College of Theriogenologists serving as References for Petitioners to Candidacy

From: Chairperson, Training/Credentialing Committee, American College of Theriogenologists

Thank you for agreeing to serve as a reference for a petitioner to candidacy with the American College of Theriogenologists. The ACT Training/Credentialing Committee, which reviews credentials of prospective candidates, relies to a great extent on letters of reference when determining a petitioner’s suitability for candidacy in the ACT.

In addition to any general or specific comments you would like to make on behalf of the petitioner, please address, to the best of your knowledge, and include the following in your letter.

• A careful description of the petitioner’s devotion to Theriogenology

o Percentage of time

o Roles

o Experience

o Settings (i.e., practice, academic, industry, other)

• The petitioner’s moral character and professional behavior

o Our Constitution specifically states “certification is open to veterinarians who have demonstrated unquestionable moral character and impeccable professional behavior.”

Your letter should be addressed to the Training/Credentialing Committee, labeled with the appropriate letter, placed in an envelope and sealed. You should sign the envelope over the sealed flap and give it to the petitioner for inclusion in the credentials packet, which will be forwarded to the committee.

Thank you for your assistance.

Mission Statement

The mission of the ACT is to promote animal well-being, reproductive health, responsible breeding and genetic practices, and efficient management of breeding-age animals in agriculture, veterinary practice, zoos, preserves, and ecosystems. In particular, the ACT envisions development of focus areas in theriogenology to incorporate the following in theriogenology/reproductive medicine:

1. Population control for domestic and non-domestic animals including feral animals, free-ranging and captive wildlife.

2. Genomics in livestock and companion animal practice.

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