From coast to coast across Canada, Registered Veterinary Technicians and Technologists (RVTs) have become an integral part of the animal healthcare team. From x-rays, anesthesia, triage and rehabilitation, to nutrition, research, education and assisting in surgery — seven days just weren’t enough to celebrate and recognize RVTs.
The RVTTC has teamed up with the provincial RVT associations (BCVTA, AAAHT, SAVT, MVTA, OAVT, EVTA) to promote, celebrate and recognize Registered Veterinary Technicians and Technologists throughout the month of October.
Ever been worried an animal in your care was being abused but didn’t know how to address it? Gain the knowledge you need to do right by your animal patients. Join the @Canadian Federation of Humane Societies at the first-ever CFHS Canadian Link Conference in Ottawa, December 4-6 2017, and be part of a united effort to recognize and address the patterns of violence that threaten both animals and people. Learn from police, psychiatrists and Crown prosecutors about how veterinarians can save both animal and human lives by reporting animal abuse. Learn more at http://clc.cfhs.ca/.
On July 13th in Charlottetown PEI, the CVMA held its annual AGM and Awards luncheon and the RVTTC announced the 2017 RVT of the Year Award Winner.
This year's RVT of the Year was awarded to Elise Wickett RVT of the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians.
This award is awarded to a RVT who exemplifies the definition of an outstanding individual in the Veterinary Technology profession. They must be:
- Must be a member in good standing with RVTTC.
- Must have participated as a past or present Board Member of their association or NEW be a past or present award winner of a provincial RVT award as recognized by their own member organization.
- Be involved, active or current in the veterinary technology profession.
- Have outstanding performance in their workplace.
Elise has worked both in research and clinical settings, and has spent the last five years at the Ontario Veterinary College as the Supervisor of Patient Care and Service Delivery. She has volunteered on the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians board of directors since 2012, including a term as President. Through this avenue she has participated in many legislative discussions, including the ever important and evolving conversation regarding the modernization of the Scope of Practice of Veterinary Medicine in Ontario.
This generous award is sponsored by Hills Pet Nutrition Canada. Award winners receive travel and accommodation arrangements and a CVMA Convention registration to attend the 2018 CVMA Convention each year.
Congratulations Elise! Thank you for all you do for RVTs in Ontario and Canada!!
The RVTTC is excited to announce the new 2017-2018 Executive! Returning as President is Heather Quilty RVT (center - from EVTA) and Vice President Heather Shannon RVT (right - from BCVTA) who are now joined by Nancy MacFarlane RVT (left - from OAVT) as our New Financial Officer! Nancy has been a member of the RVTTC Board of Directors for the past year and a half. Nancy is very active with her own provincial association as a Board Member of the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians.
Congratulations Nancy and thank you for your commitment to the RVTTC!!
It is with great pleasure that the Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada announce the they have been awarded a Friendship Travel Grant from the Korean Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA). The KVMA is hosting the 33rd World Veterinary Congress in Incheon, Korea, August 27th – 31st, 2017.
These grants are awarded for quality poster submissions that highlight the One Health work being performed by national veterinary associations. An RVTTC team, consisting of President, Heather Quilty, AAAHT Representative Ivana Novosel and EVTA Representative Katherine Bryson, drafted and submitted a poster that presents the work being performed by the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians Rabies Response Program. The program is a government partnership program that provides the service of specimen collection and shipping to the federal Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) laboratories for rabies testing. These specimens are from cases involving potential human exposure to rabies caused by animals.
This much-needed rabies surveillance program utilizes the skills of Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) in the process of specimen collection and shipping throughout the Public Health Unit (PHU) regions across the Province of Ontario. Animal specimens tested include wildlife, livestock, companion animals and zoo animals. To date the 130 contracted RVTs have collected over 2300 samples.
As observer members of the World Veterinary Association RVTTC will be well represented by Ivana Novosel, RVT of the AAAHT and is honored to be able to attend this prestigious international congress and looks forward to proudly representing Canadian RVTs on this world stage.
by: Heather Quilty RVT, President RVTTC/TTVAC
As a member of the Registered Veterinary Technologists & Technicians of Canada, you may be eligible to take advantage of the NEW RVTTC Group Home & Auto Insurance Program, a new benefit that could mean extra savings for you. We have chosen The Personal – trusted by more than 700 public and private sector organizations across Canada, to provide personalized home and auto insurance coverage at exclusive group rates for our members and their families.
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