Benefits of Membership

  • Pet is insured through mvPTa for $2,000,000
  • mvPTa identification badges
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Mentorship program for pet therapy teams
  • Education seminars
  • Over 100 facilities with information listed in the Membership Facility Guide

To Become a Pet Therapy Team

  • Successfully complete the Pet Therapy Training Course
  • Must be able and willing to meet the volunteer requirements of the facilities

Membership Requirements

  • Ensure that their pet is in good health and submit a veterinarian check every six (6) months.
  • Pet therapy teams are required to provide a minimum of twelve (12) visit hours per year.
  • Therapy pet handlers should complete four (4) hours of service with mvPTa per year. These hours may be achieved by working at mvPTa functions, activities, events, or committees.
  • Teams are required to re-certify annually if the 12 hour visit requirement is not fulfilled.
  • All teams re-certify every two years by being observed on a visit.
  • All members must submit activity/visit logs every year.

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Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association
P.O. Box 675
Troy, OH 45373

Phone: 937-286-0028

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