Registered Veterinary Technicians


The RVTs we employ at Schomberg Veterinary Services are highly dedicated, highly trained and highly motivated to provide your pet with the best care possible.

PLEASE NOTE:  Ontario, it is not mandatory for veterinarians to hire RVTs.  Why not, you ask?  Better still, we ask, if an RVT is not looking after your pet at the veterinary office you currently attend, just who is?

Registered Veterinary Technicians are highly educated and trained professionals working as integral members of the veterinary health care team.  Their education provides them with the theory and practical skills essential to deliver a gold standard of veterinary care.  Some areas of their expertise include:

• Obtaining and processing diagnostic radiographs and ultrasound

• Administration and dispensation of medications and treatments as prescribed by the attending veterinarian

• Providing optimum husbandry, restraint and handling

• Anaesthetic delivery and monitoring

• Prevention and control of zoonotic diseases

• Nutrition management

• Animal behaviour and welfare

• Breeding, reproduction, and neonatal care

• Professional practice administration, veterinary hospital  management and client relations

• Diagnostic laboratory tests (hematology, clinical chemistry, cytology, and urinalysis)

• Emergency and first aid

• Professionalism and ethics training

• Routine, intensive and emergency care of animals

• Public education

• Exotic animal medicine

• Extensive anatomy and physiology training

• Sanitation, sterilization and disinfection controls and procedures

• In depth knowledge of dental structures, conditions and lesions, causes and stages of diseases

• Surgical preparation and assistance

• Microbiology, immunology, bacteriology, parasitology, zoonoses, and virology

• Training in best practices surrounding biosecurity


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