Did you know October is RVT month in Canada? Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) play a crucial role in your pets’ health at each and every vet visit. At the shelter we are fortunate to have three amazing RVTs on site. They are in charge of making sure each and every animal at the shelter is cared for and gets proper and prompt medical attention. Find out here why they each decided to become an RVT.
“Being a shelter RVT means I am constantly faced with new challenges and cases every single day. It allows me to learn new things and I enjoy the fast paced environment of shelter work. Each animal brings on a new adventure and it is fun to get to know them on that personal level. As shelter RVT’s we are not only working with domestic animals, we are also constantly working with wildlife as well. I have had the chance to work with some pretty interesting species and it is fun to learn all the fun facts about them along the way.”
“I love the challenge that comes from working with such a wide variety of animals each and every day. Each day brings a new challenge that requires you to draw on your training and experience to resolve, so it’s good to have those three years of school mean something! The animals can’t use their words to tell me what’s wrong, so I get to play “detective” to identify what could be causing the problem, and then work closely with our veterinarians to resolve it. I also love that we have such great relationships with local veterinary
“Being an RVT at OMHS means I can watch an animal start off as scared, sick, and in need of someone’s help, and over time see them transform into a healthy, happy, well-cared for animal, until finally they are adopted. I get to be a part of that process, giving them medication if it’s needed, thinking about ways to limit their stress and keep their minds active, and of course troubleshooting through all the other various challenges that come with caring for animals in a shelter setting. Every day is a new day being an RVT at OMHS.”