ADVOCACY 2018-04-18T17:19:44+00:00

RVTTC – ADVOCACY

In addition to the Board of Directors, RVTTC appoints committee representatives to advocate for RVT’s across Canada. Having RVTTC representation dispersed throughout Canada, and on various committees, ensures that our members have a voice on important topics affecting the RVT profession both nationally and internationally. RVTTC Committee representatives currently hold positions on national committees such as:

AAVSB VETERINARY TECHNICIAN TESTING COMMITTEE

MANDATE The Veterinary Technician Testing Committee is charged by the AAVSB Board of Directors with the responsibility of the continuous review and upkeep of the VTNE consisting of fourteen content experts from various areas of practice in the United States and Canada.
WEBSITE N/A
REPRESENTATIVE(S) Amanda Maknyik BA, RVT, BEd, MEd
Sandy Parsons RVT

CANADIAN VETERINARY RESERVE ADVISORY BOARD

MANDATE Advise the CVMA on the development and implementation of the Canadian Veterinary Reserve.
WEBSITE https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/science-knowledge/cvr
REPRESENTATIVE(S) Shannon Brownrigg RVT

CVMA AHT/VT PROGRAM ACCREDITATION COMMITTEE

MANDATE Recommend accreditation standards for animal health technologist / veterinary technician education, respond to requests for CVMA accreditation of AHT/VT programs, review and propose amendments to standards for education and training of qualified veterinary health care team personnel.
WEBSITE https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/about/aht-vtp-accreditation-committee
REPRESENTATIVE(S) Tammy MacLeod RVT, VTS (ECC)
Erin Young RVT

CVMA ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE

MANDATE Advocate and promote animal welfare within the animal industry, to government and the public, advise the CVMA on animal welfare issues, develop pertinent position statements.
WEBSITE https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/about/animal-welfare-committee
REPRESENTATIVE(S) Christine Archer RVT

CVMA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

MANDATE Address “post-graduation” continuing education issues, to develop and implement the CVMA annual convention and other CE activities.
WEBSITE https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/about/professional-development-committee
REPRESENTATIVE(S) Nadine Schueller RVT
Shannon Brownrigg RVT

INTERNATIONAL VETERINARY NURSES & TECHNICIANS ASSOCIATION

MANDATE The IVNTA is a federation of national veterinary nurse / technician associations. It seeks to; foster and promote links with veterinary nursing / technician staff worldwide by communication and co-operation, raise the international profile of veterinary nurses and technicians, and raise the standard of veterinary nurses and technicians internationally.
WEBSITE http://www.ivnta.org/
REPRESENTATIVE(S) Carolyn Cartwright RVT, VTS (Analgesia/Anesthesia)

CANADIAN ANIMAL HEALTH COALITION – Board of Director

MANDATE
  • Identify solutions for identified animal health and welfare issues through project activities
  • Influence government policy;
  • Provide secretariat services for organizations in animal agriculture; and
  • Manage national program(s) for the good of the farmed animal industry.
WEBSITE https://www.animalhealth.ca
REPRESENTATIVE(S) Shannon Brownrigg RVT

WORLD VETERINARY ASSOCIATION

MANDATE The WVA supports the work of veterinarians in diverse areas of medicine, research, practice, and outreach and is guided by its belief in One Health, which recognizes that humans and animals share the natural environment and create harmony with and for each other. The WVA envisions that collaboration between the veterinary profession and other professions can ensure that humans, animals, and the environment prosper together.
WEBSITE http://www.worldvet.org/