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CVMA Welcomes Christine Archer to the Animal Welfare Committee

May 5, 2017

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is pleased to welcome Ms. Christine Archer as the Ex-Officio (Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada) member of the CVMA’s Animal Welfare Committee.

Since childhood, Ms. Archer has been drawn to animals like fish, frogs, and snakes. This interest led her to pursue a biology degree. Upon completion of this degree, she obtained her Veterinary Technology diploma and became a Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVT) in Ontario. Ms. Archer’s interest in animal husbandry and her love for the scientific method steered her towards working in biomedical research immediately after graduation. She has worked in cardiovascular research, nuclear medicine, and various other research roles since then.

Ms. Archer jumped at the chance to combine her day job with her interest in less common animals as an aquatics veterinary technician when the opportunity arose. She is now the zebrafish manager at a large research facility that houses a variety of fish, amphibians, and reptiles. She is still husbandry-obsessed in her off time, with more than 20 years of experience caring for and breeding a variety of exotic non-mammals.

The CVMA is grateful to add such a skilled and enthusiastic professional to the Committee. The CVMA would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. John Bell, who Ms. Archer is replacing, for his time and dedication in this role.