College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Leadership Experience

AVMA VLE Assessments

June 6-11, 2011
Ross Point Camp and Conference Center-Post Falls, ID

You are being asked to read and sign an informed consent and complete two assessments. These two assessments each have a unique set of instructions describing how to access and complete the assessment along with a link to the actual survey.

In order to be able to "tie" all the information from these two assessments together into one "package" and allow the results to be anonymous, you are being asked to enter into each assessment a numerical code that you will be given at the completion of the first assessment, which is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). To help you remember this code, you are encouraged to enter the numerical code into the text box called <Access Code for Assessment Instruments> in the form you used to register and enter your personal information (see link at left called <Edit Info./Register> ).

You may want to print this page.

Assessment Information and Directions

Each assessment instrument will help you to know more about yourself on both personal and professional levels as you hone your leadership skills.

The information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used for a research study about veterinary leadership development.  It should take about 35 minutes to complete the assessments. Please follow the directions given for each part of this page. It is very important to this study and to your full preparation for and engagement in the AVMA VLE that you complete this process before you leave for the AVMA VLE.

Please complete the following steps in the order in which they appear.
Please answer with responses that are TRUE FOR YOU NOW, not what you would like to be true for you. It will be most helpful to you to be using valid and reliable information for your self-development process.


If you have questions about these assessments please contact either Dr. Kathy Ruby or Karen Hornfelt.


Again, thank you for taking the time to provide data that will help refine veterinary leadership development processes.

Before you take the two assessments . . .

Informed Consent - Please read the linked informed consent description and form, print the form, sign the form, and bring it with you to the AVMA VLE.

Assessment One: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Instrument (a link to the assessment follows these instructions)

Welcome to the MBTI process! Please complete the online MBTI assessment along with the other assessment at your earliest convenience.

The MBTI assessment is a personality tool based on the theories of Carl Jung. It is nonjudgmental and allows people to gain an understanding of their preferences, particularly with respect to energy source, information gathering, decision-making, and lifestyle/work patterns. It is widely used by organizations to help people develop an understanding of themselves as well as their co-workers in order to create and nurture effective working relationships. Over 60 years of research and development have demonstrated its reliability and validity.

It should take approximately 20 minutes to complete the assessment online. You should complete the assessment privately. The MBTI should be answered as honestly as possible, with an "at-home, kick-your-shoes-off, this feels like me most of the time" response.

The MBTI assessment produces 16 different personality types, each with its own characteristics and strengths. There is no assumed right way to be and there are no right or wrong answers. Final results will be shared in our session but your responses to these questions will not be shared. Work quickly (your first response is usually your best response). You don't have to answer all questions, but please try and answer as many as possible.

Thank you,

Kathleen Ruby Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Director of Counseling, Wellness and Leadership
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
NOTE:  Please use Internet Explorer Version 5.5 or higher or Firefox 2 (or later versions), to complete the MBTI.

MBTI Online Assessment Instructions:
Go to the web address

Background Information
Fill out the background information form (note that all demographic information is optional except for First Name, Last Name & Gender), and click on the Continue button.

Take the MBTI Respond to the questions to complete the MBTI. At the end of the assessment, you will be given a numerical code. PLEASE WRITE IT DOWN TO KEEP FOR REFERENCE. To help you have future access to this code, you are encouraged to enter the numerical code into the text box called in the form you used to register and enter your personal information for the VLE (see link at left called <Edit Info./Register> ).

You will, then, hit the Log Out button. We will be informed by email that you have completed the assessment, and we will email you the Interpretive Report. Please print out this report, bring it with you, and it will be explained to you at the AVMA VLE.

If you have questions or need assistance with the online assessment, please e-mail: Dr. Kathy Ruby at or Ms. Karen Hornfelt at

Assessment 2: Veterinary Leadership Experience Pre-Experience Evaluation. Please just take the assessment. You will be asked to enter the numerical code that you received at the end of the MBTI in the demographic information section of the assessment. Click here to take assessment

If you have questions about the assessments, please contact either Dr. Kathy Ruby or  Ms. Karen Hornfelt.

Last Edited: Feb 28, 2011 6:10 PM   

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