©2018 British Columbia Veterinary Technologists Association
Vice President – Brynne Trites, BSc,RVT
Liaison to the College of Veterinarians of BC – Kirsten Wilson, RVT
Kirsten graduated from the Thompson Rivers University AHT program in 2001. She spent eight years working in Small Animal Practices prior to joining the staff at the Douglas College Veterinary Technology program. Having been involved with the BCVTA in several positions, Kirsten has been working to strengthen the provincial association, increase dialogue with the CVBC, and promote the VT profession through public education. Kirsten shares her home with a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, a Pumi, a Kelpie (all play agility with Kirsten’s partner), a Chihuahua cross and two cats, Mozart and Spartacus Hawkins.
RVTTC Representative – Amanda Morris, RVT
Amanda graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Thompson Rivers University in 2008. Amanda has had a very fulfilling career as a RVT, she has worked in small animal practice, academia and is currently working for a veterinary software company. She has also worked as a Registered Veterinary Technologist in Saint Kitts at the Ross University Veterinary School, where she taught dentistry, surgery, large animal medicine and her exotic animal skills were honed! Amanda lives in Sun Peaks, BC and is excited to a part of the BCVTA Board of Directors
Treasurer – Tina Douglas, RVT
Tina graduated from Olds College in 1977 and has been involved with the BCVTA from the beginning. During this time, Tina has held several positions on the board including Executive Assistant until 2007. In 2005, she won the AHT of the year award. Tina currently works part time in a mixed animal practice and in her spare time she likes to travel, golf and read. Tina has one daughter with whom she co-owns a cat with an attitude.
Jenn graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Victoria in 2006. Soon after she began working at the Vancouver Animal Wellness Hospital. Jenn quickly advanced through each support role in the hospital and in 2012 she graduated from the Animal Heath Technology Program at Thompson Rivers University. Currently she splits her time as a RVT and Practice Administrator at Vancouver Animal Wellness Hospital. In 2014, to gain a little extra and different experience Jenn spent a bit of time volunteering at the Vancouver Animal Emergency Hospital. Jenn’s interests in practice include dentistry, behavior and nursing. In addition to her everyday interests in practice, Jenn one day hopes to obtain a certification in canine rehabilitation. Jenn is excited to join the executive board of the BC Veterinary Technologists Association!