©2019 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 – Tinille McKenzie-Wyatt RVT, VTS (ECC)
Tinille graduated from Thompson Rivers University in 1996 when it was called the University College of the Cariboo. After graduation, Tinille completed a 1-year internship program at the Animal Medical Center in New York City (small animals) and then a 1-month externship program in Littleton, Colorado where she worked with horses. Tinille worked in a couple of small animal general practices in Calgary, Alberta when she returned to Canada before finding her passion in emergency and critical care. In 2003 she received her Veterinary Technician Specialty in Emergency and Critical Care (VTS ECC). In 2006 she returned to Vancouver Island where she was born and raised and worked in small animal practice and an equine surgery practice. Currently, Tinille teaches full time for the TRU distance AHT program and locums in a few local clinics. She shares her home with her husband, 2 children and 1 cat recently adopted for the TRU AHT program.
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.
Secretary – Kim Holbrow, RVT