Careers as a Registered Veterinary Technician

Although many Registered Veterinary Technicians are employed in private practice in a clinical setting, there are many other opportunities for RVTs.

An RVT is able to provide services to:

  • Private veterinary practice (small, large and exotic animal)
  • Veterinary teaching hospitals
  • Emergency care
  • Diagnostic laboratories
  • Educational institutions/ teaching
  • Zoo animal and wildlife care
  • Wildlife rehabilitation
  • Animal behaviourist and rehabilitation
  • Biomedical research facilities
  • Government and industrial institutions
  • Livestock health facilities
  • Animal shelters, humane societies
  • Pet health insurance
  • Clinic reception/ administration
  • Veterinary palliative and hospice care
  • Animal health care industry sales representatives (pharmaceuticals, nutrition, pet food, supplies)

RVT Specialties

As there is an ever increasing interest among RVTs for professional development beyond their basic qualifications, a veterinary specialty certification is also available. Those RVTs who wish to attain an advanced level of knowledge and skills in specific discipline areas can do so through a number of specialty learning academies or societies.

Looking to advance your career? Check out these websites for specialties to enhance your RVT title:

NAVTA
CALAS

 

 

 

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