Our Two Directors Go East to PEI

Representing Manitoba’s RVTs Joanne Buitenhuis, RVT and Kim Elphick, RVT, recently returned from Charlottetown after representing our Provinces RVTs at the RVTTC Meetings and it gave them the opportunity to network with other Provincial and National Associations.  Here is their recap of their trip… continue reading

Save the Date — October 2017

Something BIG is coming to the RVT profession across Canada this October. The big reveal will be made September 5th, 2017 — However, stay tuned for another hint at what’s coming on August 21st, 2017…

Thinking about Specializing?

Due to a growing interest among veterinary technologists to attain a higher level of recognition for advanced knowledge and skills in specific disciplines, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) developed the Committee on Veterinary Technician Specialties (CVTS).  The Committee provides a standardized list of criteria and assistance for societies interested in attaining Academy status. The NAVTA Committee …

RRC AHT Class of 2017

Congratulations to the recent Red River College Animal Health Technologist Class of 2017.  Wishing you all the best on writing the VTNE and in your new career as a veterinary technologist! Back row left to Right: Megan Thompson, Kellea Thomson, Lavina Gerbrandt, Carly Dreger, Jackie Elias, Courtney Peters, Sydney Shand, Hayley Stewart, Jamie Thomas, Jessica Toews, Jenessa Harms, Courtney Smith, …

Surgery Doesn’t Have To Be Scary

Many elective procedures provide health benefits to your beloved pets. These surgeries are planned ahead of time and not done on an emergency basis. While surgery of any kind can sound scary, these are routine procedures that present minimal risk and provide benefits of prolonged health to your pet. continue reading

Press Release: Name Change

Winnipeg, MB, February 8, 2017– Effective February 4, 2017, the Manitoba Animal Health Technologists Association (MAHTA) has changed its name to the Manitoba Veterinary Technologist Association (MVTA).This change was made to align with the more common term of Veterinary Technologist in use across North America, as well as to increase public awareness and recognition of Registered Veterinary Technologists in Manitoba. …

CABB CHUV New Collaborative Relationship

The Canadian Animal Blood Bank (CABB) and blood bank of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vétérinaire (CHUV; Faculté de médecine vétérinaire) of the University of Montreal are pleased to announce their new collaborative relationship that expands CABB’s capabilities to supply high quality blood products to more Canadian veterinarians. This unique new partnership will provide veterinarians in Quebec and the Maritime provinces …

Rabies Response & Sample Collection Training for Veterinary Clinics

Manitoba Agriculture, in collaboration with Manitoba Rabies Central, has created a “Rabies Response in Manitoba” Training Module for veterinarians and registered veterinary technologists (RVTs) to provide information on Manitoba’s rabies control program and the required training to participate as a paid sample collector. Other clinic staff members who are adequately experienced in sample collection and preparation procedures may also be …