Veterinary Hospitals & Animal Shelter Staff
The OAVT RRP team collects samples directly with veterinary hospitals, shelters, animal control services, wildlife rehabilitators, zoos and private residences when requested by Public Health. The Program’s goal is to ensure rabies suspect animal specimens, that have had an exposure incident with a human, are collected efficiently in order to have sample test results returned as quickly as possible. To ensure your patient’s sample collection is done quickly and effectively please review our RRP clinic info sheets.
Encouraging your RVT staff to become a RRP Team member will help to provide your clients and local Public Health Unit with quick access to rabies sample collection and return of test results. RVT participants can arrange for collections outside of their regular commitments to you to prevent any disruption to your service. Payment to RVTs is arranged between the OAVT & RVT independantly, preventing any extra work on your end.