Board Member: Kirsti Clarida Profile

Kirsti Clarida

Alma Mater: Seneca College

First job as an RVT: I was hired by the small animal clinic where I spent my field placement in college.

Favourite OAVT Conference memory: My 20-year anniversary conference with college friends.

Best career advice someone gave you: It wasn’t one sentence or motto. But I learned a lot working with strong leaders who engage people during difficult or combative situations and turn it into something constructive. It’s amazing to watch and something I work hard to try and do myself.

Goals for the RVT profession: Broad public awareness and respect that Registered Veterinary Technicians are distinct professionals, working alone or in collaboration with other professionals to care for animals, promote their health and contribute to protecting our communities by preventing the spread of illness.