Celebrating Veterinary Technician Appreciation Month

| October 7, 2022

October marks Veterinary Technician Appreciation Month, a time to celebrate the profession and the role that technicians play in veterinary medicine. Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) play a significant role in veterinary practices, and without them we wouldn’t be able to Improve the Lives of Animals.  

As a legal credential, RVTs must earn their “registered” status. They must attend an OAVT accredited Veterinary Technology program, pass a national credentialing exam (VTNE), and complete a Professionalism and Ethics workshop course. On top of all that, they need to complete 20 credits of Continuing Education every two years to maintain their credential. 

They have rigorous education in animal care and handling, laboratory testing, radiography, surgical and anesthetic procedures, pharmacy, nursing care, and many other healthcare procedures and practices. Think of all the people involved in your own healthcare before and after you see your physician – veterinary technicians fill many of those shoes! 

Toronto Humane Society’s team of dedicated RVTs provide day-to-day veterinary care and are heroes to the most vulnerable and helpless animals. They are there for our pets when they need medical help, doing all they can to save and improve lives. 

Their work requires physical, mental, and emotional strength. They are the check-up, the steady eye, and careful hand. They are the first signs of hope of trust, and of a better tomorrow. By consistently working towards and meeting the highest standards in veterinary health, RVTs provide the best and most humane treatment for animals. 

Let’s all send a big “Thank You” to our amazing veterinary technicians that spend their days keeping pets healthy and safe in our community.