This month is RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) month across Canada, and we want to celebrate our amazing RVTs! This is April’s story, that led her to the Ontario SPCA. For more information on what an RVT does for shelter medicine, click here!
RVT April’s story
My name is April. I graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College and became registered in 2008. While at school and continuing afterwards, I worked at several small animal clinics in the Toronto area. During this time I was a Be A Tree Educator for the clinic, going around to local schools and children programs. In 2015, I volunteered at a few TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) spay and neuter clinics for Toronto Street Cats.
In 2015, I moved up north where I began volunteering with the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre. Shortly thereafter, I began working as a casual part time Animal Care Attendant (ACA) for the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre until June when I got the privilege of joining the Ontario SPCA Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) program, where I am now.
My hobbies are always changing depending on where I am in life but have included ballroom and Latin dancing, cooking and baking, indoor rock climbing, canoeing and swimming, painting, fitness activities like: boxing, biking, yoga and working out at the gym; travelling, walking especially with my dog, reading and watching movies.