HR Article Series

The OAVT is announcing a new Human Resources initiative! We are in the process creating a valuable series of articles and resources with an HR theme.

We hope these articles will make a difference in the lives of RVTs by enhancing their abilities to succeed through the use of these tools. Each article in the series takes a step-by-step approach though common aspects of the ‘job journey’ including; setting a personal budget, reading and applying to job ads, interviewing, annual reviews, and the importance of CE.

Our aim is to give RVTs the tools to start open, fair, and productive conversations with their workplace. We want to help RVTs and their workplaces achieve their mutual goals by planning for the future together.

The articles will be released on an on-going basis


Applying to the Right Job for You

The first article in our HR series starts at the very beginning of your job journey with the job ad.


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Crafting your Resume and Cover Letter

There are many articles, resources, and tips out there for crafting a resume and cover letter that will get you an interview. One thing they all agree on is tailoring your resume and cover letter to the individual job. It may take more time, but will be worth it in the end!

Click here to read an article about crafting a winning cover letter and resume.




Investing in RVTs – Where the Smart Money Is

RVTs complete CE because it is required to maintain their legal credential. The entrepreneurial RVT also looks at the bigger picture – they know that strategic learning has more value. Can intelligent use of CE promote a win-win-win situation, where the RVT and the practice and the animal benefit?

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Know Your Numbers Before Taking a Number; Creating a Personal Budget

Budgeting can seem overwhelming but it is an exercise that is well worth it. Knowing your dollars and cents can help you be more informed when negotiating your wage with a current or prospective employer.

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Other Resources

  • The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) provides the minimum standards for most employees working in Ontario. It sets out the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in most Ontario workplaces. Click here to view the official guide.


  • The OAVT conducts an annual wage survey. Click here to view the results from the 2018 survey
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