The OAVT's Recognition Program

The celebration of the annual awards, student bursary recipients and years of membership pin recipients is known as the OAVT’s Recognition ProgramEach October (during RVT Month!) we will celebrate the accomplishments of RVTs, students, and key industry supporters.

 Annual Awards Program

To celebrate award recipients during RVT Month, nominations will open annually in June and close in July. The selection committee will deliberate in August and recipients will be notified in September. 

Award Categories

Click on a category below to submit a nomination.

RVT of the year

This award is presented to an RVT in good standing with the OAVT who exemplifies dedication to the humane medical treatment of animals and excels in all aspects of their profession.

Outstanding contribution

The recipient of this award is an RVT in good standing with the OAVT who provides exceptional support for the RVT profession and strives to advance the recognition of RVTs.

New RVT Excellence

Recognizes a new RVT in good standing with the OAVT who is in their first two years of practice, is excelling in their career, and making a notable difference in animal healthcare.

Veterinarian Appreciation

Recognizes a veterinarian who demonstrates outstanding support for RVTs and helps improve awareness of the RVT profession.

Best In Practice

This award recognizes a clinic that embodies the ideal veterinary team model by using RVTs to their fullest capabilities, while also building an integrated and supportive team throughout the clinic.

Volunteer of the Year

Nominated by the OAVT's staff or Board of Directors, this award recognizes an individual that has provided outstanding volunteer support to the OAVT and its initiatives.

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