Tools & resources

Find answers to your questions.

The answers are out there

This section features links to tools and resources to help support and guide you as you navigate your career.

Career job boards

National and provincial associations’ career opportunities pages

This online career portal has jobs listed from across Canada. Take your job search to the next level with this industry focused search tool.

Visualize the options.

There are amazing opportunities out there. Find your path, or make your own!

Career planning resources

Government of Canada
Provincial and territorial departments of labour, training and skills development

Mental health & wellness

The importance of mental health cannot be overstated. Please consult these resources to help you be and stay well.

Contact your provincial association for additional resources.

Professional associations & publications

Provincial veterinary technologist/technician associations
Provincial veterinary regulatory bodies
Veterinary technician specialists
Additional associations

Financial tools & calculators

Wage & employment data

Resources for entrepreneurs

Government of Canada

Provincial governments
Other resources



  • ABVTA: Alberta Veterinary Technologist Association
  • ATSAQ: Association des Techniciens et Techniciennes en Santé Animale du Québec
  • AVTE: Association of Veterinary Technician Educators
  • BCVTA: British Columbia Veterinary Technologists Association
  • CAAT: Canadian Animal Assistance Team
  • CALAS: Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science
  • CE: Continuing Education
  • CVMA: Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
  • CVPM: Certified Veterinary Practice Manager
  • DVM: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • EVTA: Eastern Veterinary Technicians Association
  • MVTA: Manitoba Veterinary Technologists Association
  • NAVTA: National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
  • OAVT: Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians
  • RLAT: Registered Laboratory Animal Technician
  • RVT: Registered Veterinary Technologist/Technician
  • RVTTC: Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada
  • SAVT: Saskatchewan Association of Veterinary Technologists
  • VT: Veterinary Technician/Veterinary Technologist
  • VTS: Veterinary Technician Specialist
  • VHMA: Veterinary Hospital Managers Association
  • VTNE: Veterinary Technician National Examination

Volunteering at home and abroad

Gain knowledge and experience by volunteering with organizations where you live, or travel the world to volunteer with organizations such as:


Gain knowledge and experience by interning with organizations where you live, or travel the world to volunteer with organizations such as:

Continuing education

RVTTC continuing
education portal

This online education portal has hundreds of online courses on a variety of veterinary related topics. Register and create your profile to access the most relevant courses for you. You’ll be able to track, record and submit both online and live events. Tune in often to see new courses as they become available.

Join a discussion

There are a number of online discussion groups that deal with a variety of subjects relevant to the RVT profession. Check them out and lend your voice.