Rabies Response Program (RRP)
Association of Registered Veterinary Technicians Public Health Rabies Response
program (OAVT RRP) is a program managed and coordinated by OAVT RRP staff in
joint partnership with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC).
The OAVT RRP provides the service of specimen collection and shipping to the federal Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) laboratories
for rabies testing. These specimens are from cases involving potential human exposure to rabies caused by animals.
This much-needed rabies surveillance program utilizes the skills of Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) in the process of specimen
collection and shipping throughout the Public Health Unit (PHU) regions across the Province of Ontario. Animal specimens tested include
wildlife, livestock, companion animals and zoo animals.