About Us

WELCOME TO THE BC VETERINARY TECHNOLOGISTS ASSOCIATION

WE ARE LEADERS AND ADVOCATES FOR PROFESSIONAL ANIMAL HEALTH CARE.

Our Mission: To lead and advocate for our profession; while working to elevate veterinary standards for the protection of animals and the public. 

Our Vision: For every animal care facility in British Columbia to employ and fully utilize RVTs.

The BCVTA represents the Veterinary Technologists of British Columbia and the organization supports its members in a variety of ways including:

  • Professional growth and development opportunities such as annual conferences and webinars;
  • Resources, Tools & Support Services like the job board, health and wellness resources, and industry news; and
  • Advocacy work through public outreach events and strong relationships with related organizations. 

HISTORY

  • Founded in 1980
  • August 05, 1983: Incorporated under the Society Act
  • February 22, 1988: Name changed from Animal Health Technicians Association of British Columbia (AHTA of BC) to Animal Health Technologists Association of British Columbia (AHTA of BC )
  • October 19, 1994: Secured Occupational Title Protection for the name Registered Animal Health Technologist (RAHT)
  • January 16, 2014: Occupational Title Protection changed from Registered Animal Health Technologist (RAHT) to Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT)
  • April 30, 2014: Name changed from Animal Health Technologists Association of British Columbia (AHTA of BC) to British Columbia Veterinary Technologists Association (BCVTA)

CONSTITUTION

  1. The name of the society is British Columbia Veterinary Technologists Association or BCVTA.
  2. The purposes of the society are:
    1. To promote, encourage, and maintain the knowledge, ability, and competence of members of the Association in the area of animal care.
    2. To establish standards of training for members of the Association.
    3. To participate in the development of provincial recognition as a profession.
    4. To provide a means of communication among members.
    5. To establish and maintain ethical standards for members of the Association.
    6. To promote and maintain good relations and open communications with related Associations.
    7. To protect the interests of the public.
    8. To do all such lawful things as may be incidental or conductive to the attainment of these objects.

 

Click here for a copy of the BCVTA Bylaws

2023 Board of Directors and Staff at the 2023 Spring Conference and AGM