October is RVT Appreciation Month
One of the most knowledgable and valuable members of the veterinary team are our veterinary technichians. They have a formal and legal credential adoption of Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT), which describes the ability to implement a veterinarian’s prescribed treatment plan including the following:
• Administration and monitoring of anesthesia, including (but not limited to) placement of IV catheters, tracheal intubation, blood pressure monitoring and vital sign monitoring, • Aseptic surgical preparation and management • Calculation and administration of medications, including sophisticated techniques of constant rate infusions of medications through IV fluids • ICU life support and advanced monitoring and record keeping • Preparation of prescriptions with training in pharmacology and possible medication interactions or adverse events • Laboratory testing and quality control • Nutrition counseling • Animal care and husbandry including animal behaviour
RVTs are formally educated in countless areas within veterinary medicine and utilized in areas such as, anesthesia, dentistry, industry sales, medicine, nutrition, radiology and shelter medicine to name a few. RVTs work alongside veterinarians across the country to provide animals with the highest quality of healthcare, so it’s time they get the recognition for their contribution that they deserve! Nationwide, our profession has devoted the entire month of October to celebrating and getting the word out about how important RVTs are to us, and to you the public! RVT's are the nurses to all your fur babies. We want to let them know how much we appreciate their hard work.
We have three RVT's here at the Wolfville Animal Hospital.
We will highlight each one during the month.