What is a Veterinary Technologist?
A Registered Veterinary Technologist, or RVT, is trained to work under the supervision of a Veterinarian and can also work in other animal health related fields. Under the supervision of the Veterinarian, the technologist performs many tasks in the clinic. With their specialized training, RVT's offer a great deal to the hospital setting.
By assuming many of the technical duties and care of the patients, Veterinary Technologists enable Veterinarians to concentrate on their patient caseloads and expand the range and quality of services provided.
What is the difference between AHT and VT?
The education/training or employment requirement considered to be ideal is graduation from a Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) accredited program.
Completion of a zoology or biology course will not allow you to gain AHT/VT status.
Animal Health vs Veterinary?
Technologist vs Technician?
In Canada, the use of technician or technologist in the AHT/RVT field is recognized as the same.
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Experience in a veterinary setting is strongly recommended and is in some cases required for admission.