Membership Benefits

The OAVT works for and with its members to present a professional image of Registered Veterinary Technicians and advocating on their behalf for the development and recognition of the profession, while guaranteeing a standardized level of education and experience.

Member Benefit RVT Pending Limited Student Retired
Eligible to sit on the OAVT Board of Directors
X
X
Eligible to vote in OAVT board of Director Elections and vote at AGM
X
X
Professional liability insurance included in membership
X
Access to the RVT Journal 4 times per year
X
X
X
Digital Only
Digital Only
Access to Member’s Only section of www.oavt.org
X
X
X
X
X
Access to OAVT e-news and alert emails
X
X
X
X
X
Access to Member Benefits and Perks (promo codes/discounted tickets)
X
X
X
X
X
Access to the Member Assistance Program (MAP)
X
X
Discounts to OAVT Conference, P&E Workshop
X
X
X
X
X
Member Support
X
X
X
X
X
Opportunity to join the Rabies Response Program
X
Internationally recognized legal credentials and title protection to be called a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
X
Appear on public registry confirming RVT status
X

RVTTC Membership Included

Included in your OAVT membership is automatic membership with the Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada (RVTTC). Essentially you are paying ONE membership fee, and receiving the benefits of belonging to TWO organizations.

Membership PRICING

To become a member of the OAVT, you must be a Canadian citizen, or permanent resident, or an individual with a valid Canadian Student Visa.

Membership Package Price (year)
Student Member Available to those who are currently enrolled in a Veterinary Technology course of study at an OAVT accredited school.
$20
Pending Member
Available to those who have graduated from an OAVT accredited college and are working towards becoming an RVT OR are an RVT transferring to Ontario. Pending members must also be authorized by the government to work in Canada.
$240
Registered Veterinary Technician
This membership is available to OAVT Pending members that have completed their steps of registration.
$240
Limited Member
Available to those who are not working towards becoming an RVT. Limited members must be authorized by the government to work in Canada.
$195

How do I become an RVT

Whether you are an Ontario student or internationally trained graduate, learn about the five steps it takes to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.

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