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OAVT college final years

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OAVT Student Bursary Award
A student of an OAVT accredited college, in their final year of a Veterinary Technology program.
Chosen by the college faculties and staff.
Based on the student's previous year's performance including:
High academic standing
Clinical excellence
Professional attitude
Why Become an RVT?
What is the OAVT?
9 Volunteer Board Members
7 Staff
4 Associates
History of the OAVT
1967 the first Animal Health Technicians graduated.
What is the OAVT?
WE SAVE YOU MONEY
ACCESS TO NEARLY 30 CORPORATE DISCOUNTS
You're Registered! Now what?
Registered Veterinary Technician
OAVT
5
What are we going to talk about today?
How to become an RVT?
1
What is the OAVT?
2
What are we going to talk about today?
3
You're Registered, now what?
Employability
Higher Wages
Credentialed Veterinary Technicians (in Ontario RVTs) make, on average, 21% more than un-credentialed.
If you are making $19.82/hour that's $4.16/hour!!
Over one year that is roughly $8700
Professional Liability Insurance
If anything were to happen...
$2 Million Liability
Access to your own attorney
RVT
Veterinary
Technician
Specialties
Anesthesia
Nutrition
Clin.
Path.
Dentistry
Surgery
Internal
Medicine
Hospital
Management
Zoo
Medicine
Behaviour
Emergency
Critical
Care
Equine
Clinical
Practice
Visit NAVTA.net for list of specialties
Promotion
Member Support
Advertising
Conference
Stakeholders
Complaints
Discipline
Credentialing
College Accreditation
Committees
RVT Journal
Biosecurity Program
AGM
CE
Registry
Governance
PLI
Strategic Priorities
It was also the last year the Leafs won the cup
1970 Canadian Association of Animal Health Technicians formed
And the Beatles break up
1977 CAAHT changes name to Ontario Association of Animal Health Technicians
1991 OAAHT changes name to Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians
GST introduced
1992 OAVT Act is passed
Roberta Bondar went in to space
All Canadian road signs converted to metric
km/h
a little more OAVT History...
2006 Self Regulation model voted in!!!
What is the OAVT?
We are the RVT ADVOCATE
1. Obtain Official Recognition of Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) within Ontario Legislation and Regulations

2. Promote Recognition of RVTs as an Integral Part of the Professional Veterinary Care Team Amongst the Public and Veterinary Communities

3. Enhance the Health and Welfare of Animals by Strengthening the Regulations of Our Profession

4. Support our Members and Represent Our Profession Through a Strong and United Association
What IS the OAVT?
We MARKET RVTs
car insurance
zoos
shopping
investment planning
car rentals
gym memberships
amusement parks
museums
home insurance
personal business insurance
hotels
discounted CE
sports games
How to become an RVT?

Wait..... What???
RVT
Professionalism and Ethics Workshop
Criminal Record Check
Graduate from OAVT Accredited College
OAVT Pending Member
VTNE
original copy mailed to OAVT office
You're enrolled in one right now!!!
Administered by AAVSB
Graduate from OAVT Accredited College
You're enrolled in one right now!!!
OAVT Pending Member
Apply to write with AAVSB before the deadline for the writing window.
You do not have to have graduated or be an OAVT member to apply
BUT.......
you have to have graduated and be a Pending member one month before you write
VTNE
Pay OAVT dues annually by May 31st. (it's always during heartworm season)
=
$ OAVT
Provide evidence of 20 CE credits every 2 years.
BTW...You can't collect CE before becoming an RVT.
RVT Journal Quizzes
Webinars
Volunteering
Conference
Write Articles

Speaker
Lunch & Learns
VTS Designation
Post Grad Certificates
Director
Moderate
Committee Member
College/University Courses
You know, besides finding a job, paying down debt, considering a VTS...
Benefits?
Quarterly Digital RVT Journal
Access to Member Benefits and Perks (promo codes and discounted tickets/memberships)
Access to Member’s Only section of website
Access to our e-news and alert emails
Student member price points for conference and P&E
You’ll have your finger on the pulse of your future profession
Just for VT students...
More just for students...
Annual Conference
Toronto
P&E and Conference fees discounted for OAVT Student Members
It is one of the essential steps to becoming an RVT in Ontario.
Professionalism and Ethics Workshop
Right to Title
RVT
Only you can use a legal credential recognized internationally!
VT & AHT are not legal credentials
They have helpful videos http://aavsb.org/vtne/videos
www.oavt.org
stacey@oavt.org
laurie@oavt.org
Questions?
Over 23 hours of student friendly lectures
AGM
Awards Banquet
Trade Fair
2 day & P&E =$225 (save $30)
1 day & P&E =$175 (save $20)
P&E =$135 (save $15)
2 day =$120 (save $20)
1 day =$60 (save $10)
Wait until you are ready to write VTNE.
OAVT=Regulatory Body and Association for RVTs in Ontario
(Operations, Member Services, Conference, Finance, Marketing, Registrar, CE)
What is the OAVT?
We Provide EDUCATION
Annual Conference
London
99 hours of CE
Talk shop with RVTs
Trade Fair
AGM
P&E
Awards Banquet
OAVT Public Health Rabies Response Program
Say what about a clock??
You will have 2 (TWO) OAVT membership cycles to complete any remaining steps. Your "clock starts"
After you become an OAVT Pending Member
PENDING MEMBERSHIPIS NOT THE SAME AS STUDENT MEMBER!
In Your Final Year of College
OAVT Student Membership
P&E
...most people choose this option, but if it's not for you come talk to me...
"clock starts"
"clock starts"
Volunteering
Volunteering
This is a membership class to hold only while you are enrolled in your Veterinary Technology program. When you are enrolling for the VTNE you will need to become a Pending member.
New OAVT student member rate!!!!
$20.00 +HST per year
What is a membership cycle?
June 1 - May 31 = 1 Membership Cycle
eg. Become Pending member April 2017 you'll have until May 31 2019.
Become Pending member December 2016 you'll have until May 31 2018 (yes, that's only 18 mos... which is why I'm not saying years)
*($310 USD)
*Special accommodations for writing exams? Most can be approved. Forward a letter from your school outlining them to the OAVT
RVT Advancement Fund
New educational bursary program
In recognition of the commitment and expense required by RVTs, to maintain or upgrade their status, continue their education and to support ongoing education, a new program has been developed by the OAVT.

This initiative was created to provide funds for RVTs who may want to pursue a specialist designation, an undergraduate or graduate degree, attend a conference, transition to a new aspect of animal health or for RVTs that require monetary support to engage in new initiatives related to the animal health care team.



When are there workshops being offered?

Thu. March 3, 2016 Toronto (OAVT Conference)
Sun. March 6, 2016 Toronto (OAVT Conference)

Please fill out your evaluation. Return to the front for a gift.
BEWARE THE DEADLINES!!!
March 15-April 15
July 15-August 15
November 15-December 15
October 16-February 15
February 16-June 15
June 16-October 15
These are not the deadlines to choose your testing date.
April 20-February 15
April 20-June 15
April 20-October 15
You do not need to be a graduate to apply.

You do not need the P&E to apply.
You do not need the record check to apply.
but you do to write....
(RRP, Journal Editor, Speaker Planning)
(And many, many committee members)
Over 3000 RVTs in Ontario!
Think of "credential" in terms of "credibility". The willingness to go through the rigorous process and maintain RVT status is more than just about money, it shows pride in the profession and a forward thinking personality
http://oavt.org/home
65" Ultra HD Smart TV
1996 USA Gymnast Kerri Strug
Tiffany Suite,
St Regis New York
Let's talk about $$$
OAVT dues?
CE?
Uniform?
Benefits?
Discounts?
Free trips?
http://www.oavt.org/
P&E and Conference fees discounted for OAVT Student Members
2 day & P&E =$240 (save $60)
1 day & P&E =$185 (save $40)
P&E =$135 (save $15)
2 day =$130 (save $20)
1 day =$65 (save $10)
Volunteer at the conference? Further discounted!!!
$58-$154/collection plus mileage
Most people do this while still a student (if you do too, it won't expire)
http://www.oavt.org/home
Questions regarding the VTNE??
http://aavsb.org/VTNE/HowToApply/
*($230)
*($150 if not member
$130 if member)
http://www.oavt.org/home
CONSEQUENCES? (!)
$$$$
http://members.oavt.org/
$19.82??
Between April 20-June 15th
Apply for OAVT Pending Membership
Between February 16th-June 15th
Apply for the VTNE
After becoming a Pending Member
Submit your clear criminal record check (less than 6mos old
Between July 15th-August 15th
Pass the VTNE
cuz it's totally that easy....
That's a lot to remember
How do you spell arrhythmia?
It's Daschund not Dash-hound!
Can you calculate the dose?
I just wanted
to play with kittens all day!!!
Is this supposed to say fasciculation?
The OAVT is a place to turn when help is needed. Rarely will a professional go through their entire life without challenges and barriers that need to be overcome. Past experiences, and the collective wisdom that is accumulated by the OAVT enables our organization to share a wealth of knowledge with all RVTs to their benefit.
VTNE Writing
Window Deadlines
VTNE Application to AAVSB (not OAVT)
OAVT Pending Application and Payment
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