MVTA AGM and 35 Year Celebration Update

Attention MVTA Members On Saturday, February 3, 2018 we will be hosting a great night for the RVT profession.  We look forward to seeing you there.  Some of the nights highlights are: Celebrating 35 Years as an Association Celebrating members achievements and dedication to the profession Hosting our Annual General Meeting Complementary supper (RSVP required) David Liss, RVT to give …

Upcoming Changes to Labeling of Over-the-Counter and Prescription Medically Important Antimicrobials

Veterinary oversight of antimicrobial use is being strengthened in Canada as part of the fight against antimicrobial resistance. This means important changes for you as a practitioner and for the veterinary profession. Health Canada is moving a number of Medically Important Antimicrobials (MIAs) approved for veterinary use before 2004 to the Prescription Drug List (PDL). With this change, Health Canada will …

The MVTA 2017 Academic Award goes to Nicole Beaton!

Congratulations to 2nd year Red River College student Nicole Beaton on receiving the MVTA Academic Award as well as the RRC First Year Performance Award, which were handed out at the programs awards luncheon on October 18th.  Nicole had a GPA of 4.5 at the end of her first year in the Animal Health Technology Program. A huge congratulations also …

Celebrate your RVTs in October!

This October marks the inaugural RVT Month across Canada.  All the clinics in Manitoba, who employ RVTs, will be receiving a RVT Month Kit in the next week that contains: RVT Month Poster #HugAnRVT pins/buttons I Love RVTs stickers I Love RVTs waterless temporary tattoos Dog Bite Prevention postcards RVT Month window cling RVT Fun Facts Sheet Plus our MVTA …

Register NOW for our fall CE Seminars!

Registration is now OPEN for our Fall CE Seminars! MVTA is proud to present a full day of CE in In Brandon at Assiniboine Community College on Sunday October 1, 2107 and in Winnipeg at Red River College on Sunday, October 22nd. All topics were chosen using your feedback from the CE survey that we sent out earlier in the …

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, …