OTTAWA, ON – On November 3, 2018 at the CVTEA Veterinary Stakeholders Meeting in Schaumberg, Illinois, the Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada (RVTTC) and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians (NAVTA) renewed their affiliation by signing a Letter of Agreement.
In 2001, the organizations collaborated and developed a Letter of Agreement between the NAVTA and the RVTTC (previously known as CAAHTT, Canadian Association of Animal Health Technologists and Technicians) with a goal to work for the advancement and recognition of the veterinary technology profession. As both organizations have developed, experienced transition and growth since that time, the RVTTC and NAVTA joined in an opportunity to renew this affiliation letter, re-affirming our collaboration with the on-going development of our profession.
"On behalf of NAVTA, I am thrilled to renew this collaborative agreement with our colleagues in Canada,” says Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), NAVTA President. “We have many common interests and opportunities to work together for the good of our profession. Collaboration among our national associations will strengthen our role on the veterinary team and ultimately improve patient care."
With the goal to work for the advancement and recognition of the veterinary technologist profession, the Registered Veterinary Technologists & Technicians of Canada (RVTTC) and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America (NAVTA) agree to:
- Collaborate on efforts to promote the veterinary nursing and veterinary technology profession
- Identify issues where the two associations share common interests and work together to affect change
- Create a network for sharing information
- Support each other’s mission statements
“The Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada Association (RVTTC) is very excited to sign the affiliation agreement together with the North American Veterinary Technicians Association (NAVTA)” says Heather Shannon, RVT, RVTTC President. “This affiliation will encourage collaborative work between the Canadian and United States Associations meeting the RVTTC mission statement of uniting, advancing and strengthening the RVT profession. The RVTTC and NAVTA affiliation agreement will provide an opportunity to work together on common interests, we are stronger when we work together!”
The Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada is looking forward to the upcoming opportunities this affiliation agreement will produce between NAVTA and the RVTTC. Please follow on social media as we announce new and upcoming projects.
CONTEST: YOUR PHOTO COULD BE FEATURED AT THE 2019 CVMA/WSAVA CONVENTION OPENING CEREMONY
The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is looking to promote our beautiful and diverse country to the world during the 2019 CVMA/WSAVA Convention in Toronto fromJuly 16 to 19, 2019.
We're asking members of the veterinary team to share photos of our scenic country from coast to coast to coast. From the seaside to mountaintops, and everything in between, the CVMA would love to see Canada through your lens.
Please submit your high quality photos here by January 25, 2019.
Your photo could be featured in the convention opening ceremony and your submission allows you a chance to win a complimentary registration to the 2019 World Congress or two tickets to the 2019 social evening.
2019 CVMA AWARDS
Each year, through the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s (CVMA’s) national veterinary awards program, veterinarians are honored for their exceptional contributions to veterinary medicine. We encourage you to nominate deserving colleagues for their hard work and dedication to the profession.
Nomination packages must be submitted by January 31, 2019 via e-mail (email@example.com), by fax to 613-236-9681, or by mail to the CVMA office at 339 Booth Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 7K1.
Please visit the CVMA Awards section (https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/about/awards) of the website for complete nomination guidelines, award descriptions, nomination forms, and past award recipients.
The RVTTC is excited to announce the opportunity for YOU to help carry the RVT Voice!
You too can contribute to the growth and development of RVTs through the new RVTTC Gift Giving opportunity! With your donation you can help support RVTs to advance their career and knowledge by providing them with an opportunity to attend a veterinary conference of their choice OR contribute directly to the RVT Voice. Your donation towards RVT advocacy at the provincial, national and intenational level will allow RVT representatives to attend meetings where their voice can contribute and help shape the field of veterinary medicine in Canada and around the globe.
On September 24, 2018, at the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) General Assembly in Singapore, the Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada (RVTTC) was accepted as a new Affiliate Member of the WSAVA Global Veterinary Community. https://www.wsava.org/
“The WSAVA is excited to welcome the RVTTC as an affiliate member and as such, all of their members to the WSAVA Global Veterinary Community,” says Dr. Walt Ingwersen, WSAVA Immediate Past President. “Our strategic plan recognizes the value of all companion animal team members to achieving the WSAVA Vision and Mission, of which Veterinary Technicians are an integral member. We look forward to further involvement from the RVTTC in both collaborative CE delivery, as well as active members on our guideline groups”.
Nationally, the RVTTC and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) work closely together on a variety of committees including CVMA Council, CVMA Animal Welfare committee, CVMA AHT/VT Program Accreditation Committee and the CVMA Professional Development Committee. Together honouring their Memorandum of Understanding (signed in 2014) by working in harmony to support and progress veterinary medicine in Canada.
“The CVMA is thrilled to have helped bring Canadian registered veterinary technologists and technicians into the global veterinary health discussion,” says Dr. Terri Chotowetz, CVMA President. “Recognizing the RVTTC as an affiliate member of WSAVA will strengthen the relationship Canada has with the global veterinary community and undoubtedly contribute to the advancement of veterinary medicine worldwide.”
Internationally, 2016 marked the RVTTC becoming the first veterinary technician association to join the World Veterinary Association. As small animal medicine is a significant area of expertise within the registered veterinary technician and technologist (RVTs) membership, the RVTTC wished to expand its global connections to share this expertise, while providing an opportunity for RVTs to engage within the WSAVA global veterinary community. As an affiliate member of WSAVA it will be mutually beneficial to share the RVT voice while actively contributing within the WSAVA committees.
The RVTTC Board of Directors wishes to thank Dr. Jim Berry for presenting the application on its behalf.
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The course will explore the ways in which scents from disinfectants used at a veterinary clinic can impact
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scary!). Modules 2 and 3 of the course will explain how to best navigate the disinfectant landscape and
how to implement a disinfection strategy tailored to the needs of the practice.
Each module takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. RVT’s completing the course will walk away
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that will go a long way to help keep their clinic and its patients happy and healthy!
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The Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada (RVTTC) is a
not-for-profit organization uniting provincial/regional veterinary technician and
technologist associations. Founded in 1989 as the Canadian Association of Animal
Health Technologists and Technicians (CAAHTT), RVTTC was tasked with promoting
the veterinary technologist profession, establishing and maintaining national
standards of membership, and becoming a resource regarding national and
international issues. For more information about RVTCC, visit their website at
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