The RVTTC is excited to announce there are TWO RVTTC Travel Bursary Match Sponsors for our 2019 RVTTC Travel Bursary. Funds raised by RVTs supporting RVTs from our "Toonie for T-shirt" equaled $1571.75 this past year. We now have TWO matching sponsors - Petplan Pet Insurance and new this year Virox Animal Health. With the additional sponsor from IMLocum and RVT donations our total for 2019 is $5052.25!!!
Applications are being accepted NOW!! Deadline is July 31, 2019
This initiative was created to provide funds for RVTs who may want to expand their professional knowledge or skills as an RVT and require additional financial support to attend a conference or continuing education activity. A maximum of $1000.00 is available per bursary. Applications will need to show how the funds will enhance their skills, goals or career development, while providing a contribution to the veterinary community.
This program is a RVTTC member benefit and open to all RVT members of RVTTC (BCVTA, ABVTA, SAVT, MVTA, OAVT, and EVTA) to support their continued professional growth as RVTs.
April 8 – 14th, 2019 is National Volunteer Week which is the perfect time to acknowledge the Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians who donate their time and expertise to projects in their clinics, their communities, their profession and for the Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians Association of Canada.
“The Volunteer Factor — Lifting Communities,” is this year’s National Volunteer Week theme and embraces exactly what RVT’s do when they volunteer for their profession by contributing to the veterinary and public communities. The time and effort volunteers dedicate to their Provincial and National Associations is to be recognized and commended for the incredibly important contribution it is. When our member volunteers promote being an RVT and represent the RVTTC, our profession will strengthen, and the positive motion forward will be immeasurable.
The RVTTC wishes to thank all of the RVT volunteers, particularly the ones on our national committees and provincial associations who help each other every day and inspire new RVTs to embrace their profession, promoting longevity in the workforce.
We depend on our volunteers across Canada to help the RVTTC achieve our vison and goals, ensuring the voices of Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians are heard across the country and around the world. We are eternally grateful to each and every one of them for their volunteer service on behalf of the RVTTC. #NVW2019
We have a limited number of grey ProudlyRVT T-Shirts available for purchase. These are available on a first come first serve basis. If we have a significant demand we are considering these as an ongoing inventory item.
Cost: T-shirts are $20.00 each plus shipping
Shipping: $4.35 for shipping in Canada via Canada Post.
Payment: Credit card or Paypal only Invoices will be sent by email.
Payment to be confirmed prior to shipment.
Must identify membership information.
OTTAWA, ON – On March 14, 2019, the Registered Veterinary Technologist & Technicians of Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association is excited to announce a new professional liability insurance plan for RVTTC members.
The CVMA have been providing professional liability and group insurance coverage to their members since 2005. As part of the CVMA Insurance Program, the addition of this new benefit to RVTTC members provides the availability of this valuable professional benefit to RVTs at competitive group rates.
As RVT opportunities expand to include locums and independent contractors, Registered Veterinary Technologists/Technicians may be required to secure their own liability insurance. Professional liability insurance will cover errors, omissions or negligent acts which may arise from your normal or usual duties as an RVT. This protection also covers legal expenses in the event of disciplinary hearings, investigations or employment disputes. Professional liability insurance coverage will offer you peace of mind by ensuring that adequate funds are available should they be required.
Advantages of the Insurance Program:
- The CVMA Insurance Program already insures over 3,000 CVMA and member clinics across Canada.
- The insurance plan for locum RVTTC members includes coverage for legal expenses arising from any complaint, disciplinary hearing or review.
- Provides the option of $1,000,000 or $2,000,000 professional liability coverage.
- The Program is administered by Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions, the largest provider of association insurance programs in Canada.
“It is an asset to have insurance available for our locum Registered Veterinary Technologists/Technicians to purchase, as work options progress in the veterinary medical profession. We are pleased to partner with the CVMA as the RVTTC expands options and benefits for RVTs in Canada.” says Heather Shannon RVT, RVTTC President. If you are an RVTTC member and want to take advantage of the benefits of the CVMA Insurance Program, please contact Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions at 1-866-860-2862 and ask to speak to the CVMA Service team about professional liability coverage for RVTTC members. https://rvttcanada.ca/rvttc-membership/
The Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada (RVTTC) is a not-for-profit national organization uniting Canadian veterinary technician and technologist associations. Founded in 1989 as the Canadian Association of Animal Health Technologists and Technicians (CAAHTT), RVTTC is tasked with promoting the veterinary technology profession, establishing and maintaining national standards of membership, and is a resource regarding national and international issues.
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March 1, 2019
What Pet Owners Want to Know about Ticks
The 2019 National Tick Awareness Month campaign
takes the “tick talk” online
OTTAWA, Ontario – March is National Tick Awareness Month (NTAM) in Canada. For the fourth consecutive year, veterinarians across the country will share timely information with pet owners aimed at increasing public awareness about ticks, where they are found, when they are active, and what can be done to protect pets against them. Read more
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.