Animal Health Technologists/Veterinary Technicians

An Animal Health Technologist/Technician or Veterinary Technologist/Technician is a person who is professionally trained in a college program for two or three years to earn an AHT/RVT/VT diploma. A listing of Canada’s accredited AHT/VT programs can be found here. AHT/RVT/VT’s are vital members of the veterinary healthcare team who work in a variety of areas within the field of veterinary medicine. These animal health professionals must satisfy continuing education requirements throughout their career in order to maintain their certification. The Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada (RVTTC) is the national professional association representing animal health technicians and veterinary technologists. A listing of the provincial AHT/RVT/VT associations can be found here.

CVMA operates the AHT/VT Program Accreditation. The objective of this program is to identify and certify animal health technology and veterinary technician education programs whose graduates are considered to be competent to assist veterinarians in clinical practice and to encourage further development of such programs in Canada. Graduates benefit by having their competence recognized and prospects for employment mobility enhanced.

The objective of the AHT/VT Program Accreditation is to identify and certify animal health technology and veterinary technician education programs whose graduates are considered to be competent to assist veterinarians in clinical practice and to encourage further development of such programs in Canada. The graduates benefit by having their competence recognized and prospects for employment mobility enhanced.

Learn more about "What is a Registered Veterinary Technician?" in the video below, thanks to the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians.