October 2018 is RVT Month — Let’s Celebrate YOU!

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.

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, EVTA), to promote, celebrate and recognize Registered Veterinary Technicians and Technologists throughout the month of October.

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. Click HERE 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!