Do you know an outstanding RVT? How about a veterinarian who goes above and beyond to support RVTs in the industry? Each year, the OAVT invites RVTs, veterinary healthcare professionals and the public to nominate outstanding individuals in the veterinary healthcare field. Selected recipients are presented with their award at the annual OAVT Recognition Dinner which is held during the annual OAVT Conference.
Nominators for selected recipients are also invited to attend the OAVT Recognition Dinner and present their nominee with the award. For 2019, the OAVT Recognition Dinner will be held at 6:30pm on Friday, March 1 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. Tickets will be available for purchase in November 2018.
To nominate a deserving individual, please click on the pertinent award title below. To be eligible to receive an award, recipients need to be in good standing with their accrediting body.
The recipient of the OAVT Merit Award recognizes an RVT in good standing with the OAVT who has demonstrated a long-standing history of community service and dedication at the regional, provincial or national level in a professionally related association. This individual has continuously promoted and enhanced the image of the OAVT members and the field of veterinary technology through their positive interactions with the public and community members.
The OAVT RVT of the Year Award recognizes an RVT in good standing with the OAVT who exemplifies dedication to the humane medical treatment of animals and excels in all aspects of their field. Candidates demonstrate enthusiasm for their chosen profession, dedication to animal healthcare, and support for a cohesive team environment. Their concern for animal welfare stands out to others in their workplace. This individual works to augment the image and recognition for RVTs in veterinary medical communities and to the public through their professionalism and overall direction.
The recipient of this award is an RVT in good standing with the OAVT who has demonstrated outstanding support for the RVT profession. Their contributions have had a progressive impact on the Association, or the awareness of the RVT profession. They continually enhance the image of the members of the OAVT through their positive example in their field.
The OAVT Appreciation Award recognizes an organization or stakeholder in the animal health community who has demonstrated outstanding support and contribution to the increased awareness of the field of veterinary technology. The recipient has furthered the image of the RVT through encouragement and support of the profession.
The OAVT Veterinarian Appreciation Awards recognizes a veterinarian that has demonstrated outstanding support of and contributions to the increased awareness of the role of the RVT as part of the complete animal healthcare team and encourages a team approach to veterinary medicine.