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Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada


Address: P.O. Box 961 K0G 1J0 Kemptville, Ontario

Country: Canada

Region: The Americas

Telephone no: +1 (613) 215-0619


Members: 8000

Status: Affiliate

Tier: Tier 3

President: Heather Shannon RVT

Rep: Shannon Brownrigg RVT


Vision, Mission & Objectives

The RVTTC/TTVAC is a not-for-profit national organization uniting Canadian provincial/regional veterinary technician and technologist associations.  Founded in 1989 as the Canadian Association of Animal Health Technologists and Technicians (CAAHTT), RVTTC/TTVAC was tasked with promoting the veterinary technology profession, establishing and maintaining national standards of membership, and becoming a resource regarding national and international issues.  Since its inception in 1989, RVTTC/TTVAC has grown to encompass six provincial/regional veterinary technician/technologists associations and over 8000 individual Registered Veterinary Technicians/Technologists (RVTs) across Canada. 
By supporting our members and becoming a valuable resource to bind the veterinary technology profession, we hope to facilitate positive change for RVTs across Canada. It is our firm belief that when RVTs, RVT associations, and Veterinary Associations work together to improve the animal health care team, we ultimately augment the lives of the patients we care for thus improving animal welfare on a global level.
RVTTC works together with provincial veterinary technician/technologist associations in an effort to unite, advance, and strengthen the RVT profession across Canada. Engaging provincial associations allows us to collaborate on areas of mutual interest, ultimately helping us to champion the RVT profession on a national level and achieve animal healthcare excellence.
The RVTTC is an active core member of the International Veterinary Nurses & Technicians Association attending each meeting and contributing to its strategic planning and development. Through this association networking RVTTC is dedicated to the development and progression of the Registered Nurse/Technician profession globally. 

You can find the RVTTC Report 2017-2018 here on their website

Priorities for the Upcoming Year

Extend opportunities for RVTs in advocacy positions, expand member benefit opportunities, and continue to increase the involvement of RVTs in veterinary community.