Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canada Inc. and the Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada are very pleased to present the 2018 RVT of the Year to Ms. Bernice Ruf. As a SAVT member Bernice thoroughly enjoys mentoring high school, veterinary technology, and veterinary students. She began instructing at Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Veterinary Technology Program in August 2010 and in August 2016 she earned an advanced certificate with Distinction in the Faculty Certificate Program of Adult Education. Her passion is teaching others about the amazing world of veterinary technology and instilling a passion for the profession in her students. She is a past board member of the Saskatchewan Association of Veterinary Technologists and currently serves as a committee member. Being a board member has created lifelong friendships, a deeper understanding of the profession, and a strong desire to continue to promote the profession.
Congratulations Bernice! Thank you for all your passion and commitment to RVTs!
2018 marks the 17th year of the RVT of the Year award and the 17th year this award has been generously sponsored by Hills Pet Nutrition Inc. . This award provides an all-expense paid trip to the CVMA Convention where the recipient receives their award and attends this superb national CE event!
Thank you to Hills Pet Nutrition Inc. for their commitment to RVTs in Canada!
Thank you Petplan Pet Insurance!!
At the CVMA Convention in Vancouver, Petplan Pet Insurance Canada Top Dog Bill Skubovius presented a cheque for $1,849.90 to the RVTTC President Heather Shannon RVT for the NEW RVTTC Travel Bursary. This cheque matches the funds raised by RVTs supporting RVTs this past year with our #ProudlyRVT t-shirt campaign. All funds raised are to provide RVTs with financial support to continue their personal professional growth by enabling them to attend a professional development event of their choice. This year there will be three $1000.00 bursaries available.
Bursary information and application can be found on RVTTC website https://rvttcanada.ca/travel-bursary Deadline to accept applications is August 15, 2018.
Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2019 Travel Bursary program. For more information please contact RVTTC Executive Director Shannon Brownrigg for new opportunities available for 2019!
Applications are open!
The RVTTC is excited to announce a NEW member initiative designed to strengthen the RVT profession in Canada.
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 new 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.
The funds for the 2018 RVTTC Travel Bursary were raised this past year by #Proudly RVT donations by RVTs supporting RVTs and a matching sponsorship by Petplan Pet Insurance. Sponsorship opportunities are now available for 2019 RVTTC Travel Bursary. To find out how you can support RVTs contact RVTTC Executive Director Shannon Brownrigg RVT (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for more information and future opportunities.
Detailed information and application form can be found on the RVTTC website HERE! Deadline for application submission is August 15, 2018.
Shannon Brownrigg RVT, Executive Director
Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada/
Technologues et des techniciens vétérinaires agréés du Canada
P.O. Box 961 Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0