Results of the vote on Bylaw changes are listed below. Please note that there will be a delay in posting the amended Bylaws to the website. Bylaws must be filed with the Corporate Registry prior to becoming official. Prior to filing any Bylaws at this time, the BCVTA must transition as a Society to be compliant with the new Societies Act. This process has begun; once the transition is complete, the new Bylaws can be filed, and they will then be changed on the website.
Article I Section 1 Subsection A: Pass (97%)
Article I Section 1 Subsection B: Pass (86%)
Article I Section 1 Subsection C: Pass (86%)
Article I Section 4 Subsection D: Pass (95%)
Article I Section 5 Subsection A: Pass (95%)
Article I Section 8: Pass (100%)
Article I Section 11: Pass (99%)
Article IV Section 1: Pass (97%)
Article IV Section 2: Pass (100%)
Article V Section 3: Pass (99%)
Article IX Section 4: Pass (99%)
Due to website issues last month, all members whose two year reporting period ended April 30, 2017 have until June 30, 2017 to upload CE credits to keep their account in good standing. Please note that any credits uploaded now will automatically default to the 2017-2019 period. Adjustments will be made on the back end to ensure that they are credited to the correct period after the June 30th deadline. Thank you for your patience.
If you are having difficulty logging into the website, and you are not getting a password reset email, your membership could be expired!
Please email email@example.com to check your status. Remember, if you let your membership status lapse for more than 3 years, our bylaws require you to re-write the VTNE.
We can also manually reset your password for you if you are having difficulty logging in and you are currently a registered member.
The BCVTA Office is currently undergoing changes. All administrative tasks are currently being performed by your Volunteer Board and we appreciate your patience while our Office transitions.
The issues that were being experienced by members uploading CE have been resolved. Due to these issues, the deadline for CE reporting has been extended to June 30th 2017. If your CE reporting period is 2015-2017, please ensure to have your 20 credits uploaded by this date.
Annual Dues and Membership Renewal were due by April 30th, 2017.
We look forward to ongoing enhancements to the Association’s services.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of your Volunteer Board members will respond as soon as possible.
Thank you for your support!
BCVTA Executive Board
Did you know there are 200,000,000 owned and un-owned free roaming dogs globablly?!
For more information: Fact sheet on Unowned dogs-nov24-2016
November 4th, 2016 – Albert Lea, Minnesota: The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) announces the fourteenth veterinary technician specialty academy to the veterinary technology profession. The Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses (ALAVTN) has been recognized as an official specialty by NAVTA. The AVAVTN joins the existing thirteen NAVTA recognized veterinary technician specialties: dentistry, anesthesia/analgesia, internal medicine, emergency & critical care, surgery, equine, zoology, behavior, clinical practice, nutrition, clinical pathology, dermatology and ophthalmology.
“The NAVTA Veterinary Technician Specialties give veterinary technicians an option for career advancement by taking their skill set to a veterinary technician specialist level by mastering an advanced skills and education in a specific area driven by their passion,” stated Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition), Chairperson of the NAVTA Committee on Veterinary Technician Specialties (CVTS). “We are thrilled to have an increasing number of veterinary technicians seeking this level of specialization, as well as an increasing interest in recognition in various areas of veterinary medicine.”
“We are very proud of the hard work that our organizing committee members have done to become recognized as an academy. We look forward to continue elevating the field of laboratory animal medicine”, said Phillip Sullivan, President of the ALAVTN.
The NAVTA Committee on Veterinary Technician Specialists was formed in 1994 and is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The Committee provides guidelines to the veterinary technician organizations to facilitate the formation of a specialty and assists the Academies throughout their years while in existence. Academies develop pathways and advanced standards that candidates must complete and maintain in order to be awarded the designation of Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in their specific discipline.
The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), is a non-profit organization that represents and promotes the profession of Veterinary Technology. NAVTA provides direction, education, support and coordination for its members. Incorporated in 1981, NAVTA is the national organization devoted exclusively to developing and enhancing the profession of veterinary technology. For more information about NAVTA and the Veterinary Technician Specialties, visit their website at www.navta.net.
Julie Legred, CVT – NAVTA Executive Director
888-99-NAVTA (office phone)
Our WVA General Assembly took place on 3rd October where delegates had a unique opportunity to hear from the WVA Council members about large number of activities that the WVA delivered during the last year including collaboration plans with global partners, WVA projects and communication strategy. the full WVA Activities Report 2016 can be found HERE.
What Is Changing?
Health Canada is currently engaged in a public consultation on proposed changes to the Food and Drug Regulations aimed at improving the regulatory oversight of antimicrobials for veterinary use. The proposed changes are aimed at addressing the problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in both human and veterinary medicine.
For more infomation visit: http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/new-reality-apis-oui
THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY DISTANCE EDUCATION AHT PROGRAM 2016- RECIPIENT OF THE BCVTA OF THE YEAR AWARD – Malia Benmore
Each year, the BCVTA has the pleasure to present a student from the Distance Education AHT program at Thompson Rivers University with the BCVTA of the Year award. The recipient is someone that shows exceptional enthusiasm and dedication for the profession throughout his/her time in the program. Our Executive Director, Christine Watson was pleased to present this year’s award on behalf of the BCVTA to Malia Benmore Bourgeois in Kamloops this August.
L- R Malia Benmore, Christine Watson