To continue celebrating RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) month, we’re highlighting another one of our stellar RVTs! Amanda loves all animals, but especially horses. Below she shares with us the story that brought her to the Ontario SPCA! For more information on what an RVT does for shelter medicine, click here!
RVT Amanda’s story
Hello! My name is Amanda. I have been an RVT for the Ontario SPCA for a few years now. I have a love for all animals, especially horses. I spend the majority of my time, when I am not working, with my horse Tucker, getting as much riding in as possible.
I took the Veterinary Technology Program at St. Lawrence College and throughout school I worked in a veterinary hospital as well as on a local horse farm. After doing one of my college placements at the Ontario SPCA Lennox and Addington Animal Centre, I realized I loved the work and everything that the SPCA does for animals.
After I graduated, my first job out of school was an ACA1 (Animal Care Attendant) position at the Lennox and Addington Animal Centre. I really enjoyed the position, so I decided to become registered and I applied for a position with the RVT program within the Ontario SPCA. I was lucky enough to be hired! It was an amazing experience and I felt like being an RVT for the SPCA was the right job for me. When the contract ended I moved back home, bringing with me Georgia; a dog that I couldn’t leave behind and adopted from the SPCA. I am currently working as the RVT for the Lennox and Addington Animal Centre and am loving my job.
Thank you Amanda, and to all the RVTs in Ontario doing amazing work for animals in need!