Rabies response program (RRP)

The Ontario Association of Registered Veterinary Technicians Public Health Rabies Response program (OAVT RRP) is a program managed and coordinated by OAVT RRP staff in joint partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH).

The OAVT Rabies Response Program (RRP) provides the service of animal rabies specimen collection and shipping to laboratories for rabies testing.

This much-needed rabies surveillance program utilizes the skills of Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) in the process of specimen collection and shipping throughout the Public Health Unit (PHU) regions across the Province of Ontario. Animal specimens tested include wildlife, livestock, companion animals and zoo animals.

Registered Veterinarian Technicians

Veterinary Hospitals &
Animal Shelters

Public health

Members of
the public

Rabies vaccine

rabies resources