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 Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada (RVTTC) and Virox® Animal Health
are excited to come together to provide the RVT community with an opportunity to revisit the
importance of cleaning, disinfecting, and infection prevention.
By joining forces, RVTTC and Virox have partnered to launch a 3-part complimentary online course titled
“If You Only Knew...” which will be made available on– www.viroxlearning.com as an educational portal.
The course will explore the ways in which scents from disinfectants used at a veterinary clinic can impact
patients in ways that are not always apparent. The first module will focus on the effect of scent in
cleaning products and its influence on the patient’s experience (spoiler alert: strong smells can be
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
feeling engaged and empowered to take on the critical role of disinfectant decision maker. A vital role
that will go a long way to help keep their clinic and its patients happy and healthy!
Learn more about how to wipe away the fear (and the mess!) with Virox® and check out the course
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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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Day 2 of #RVTMonth!!! RVTTC and Pull and Know are excited to bring this contest to you!!!
Pull and Know has donated 2 complete sets of the Pull and Know Handbooks!!!! Answer one or both of these questions on Facebook to be entered into the draw!
1. Tell us why you LOVE being an RVT
2. Tell us what is the best career advice you've received!
The Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada (RVTTC) is pleased to announce that October will once again be recognized as RVT Month across Canada.
The RVTTC has teamed up with the provincial RVT associations (BCVTA, ABVTA, SAVT, MVTA, OAVT, EVTA), to promote, celebrate and recognize Registered Veterinary Technicians and Technologists throughout the month of October.
From coast to coast across Canada, Registered Veterinary Technicians and Technologists (RVTs) have become an integral part of the animal healthcare team. This year’s RVT Month theme celebrates the many roles and possibilities that exist within the RVT career and the many ‘hats’ an RVT wears every day.
From anaesthesia to dentistry; lab animal research to industry sales; equine to avian and exotics; nutrition to radiology; large animal to shelter medicine—RVTs work alongside veterinarians across the country to provide animals with the highest quality of healthcare. RVTs are formally educated professionals who worked hard to gain their credential and deserve recognition for all they do. That is why we started RVT Month--because one week just wasn’t enough.
To encourage clinics and workplaces across the country to get involved with RVT Month, RVT Month Kits have been created and made available through every provincial association in either physical or electronic form. Each physical kit contains things like posters, sticky notes, window clings, bracelets and dentistry education postcards. Electronic kits contain pdfs of all print materials, as well as computer backgrounds and profile and cover photos for Facebook and Twitter.
Want an RVT Month Kit? Go to https://rvttcanada.ca/RVTMonth2018 to find out how RVT Month Kits are being delivered in your province!
There are a number of initiatives planned throughout the month of October to help promote and recognize the RVT profession. RVTs can look forward to:
- The weekly events and activities featuring RVTs, such as videos, contests, RVT features, and swag for purchase.
- Tweets, Facebook frames and new graphics promoting the RVT profession – and featuring hashtags such as #ProudlyRVT, #RVTMonth, #ThankanRVT, and #IamanRVT – are included in the RVT Month Electronic Kit
- New 2018 RVT Month poster available in English & French – available for YOU in print format in the RVT Month Electronic Kit to tailor your own activities
We’re looking forward to seeing how clinics and other workplaces get involved with celebrating their RVTs throughout RVT Month this October, and we are grateful for the teamwork and collaboration between the provincial associations to make this a national event!
Share your activities and highlight your team! We want to see your team celebrating #RVTMonth!
Request for Volunteers!
The RVTTC is looking for volunteers to join our National RVT Career Ladder Task Force to develop a national document identifying a broad pathway for long term RVT career progression specifically identifying skills, experience and personal contribution.
This task force will be responsible for development of this initiative through research and compilation of information received from industry stakeholders.
The following positions are available:
- 2 RVT positions
- must be members of RVTTC, represent/experience in 2 different areas of veterinary medicine
- 2 RVT VTS positions
- must be members of RVTTC, represent/experience in 2 different areas of veterinary medicine
- Passionate about the career opportunities of an RVT
- Dedicated and eager to contribute to the development of the RVT profession
- Minimum 1-year experience as an RVT
- RVTTC member in good standing (BCVTA, ABVTA, SAVT, MVTA, OAVT, EVTA)
- Access to reliable high-speed internet
- Availability to attend and participate in monthly video teleconferences via Zoom
- Use of laptop or smart device with reliable internet
- or PC with video and audio capabilities
If this is you, we want to hear from you!! Please submit by email your CV and letter of interest to:
Shannon Brownrigg RVT
Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada/
Technologues et des techniciens vétérinaires agréés du Canada
P.O. Box 961 Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0
1.613.215.0619 e-mail/courriel: email@example.com
The RVTTC Board of Directors is excited to announce the release of the RVTTC 2017-2018 Annual Report. Check out your association hard at work! Features RVTTC strategic updates, provincial association reports, where RVTs are represented across Canada, our award winners and much more!
The report can be downloaded from our website at: https://rvttcanada.ca/annual-reports/
Thank you for your support!