OAVT Awards & Recognition

Congratulations to this year’s OAVT Awards Winners!

To be eligible to receive an award, recipients need to be in good standing with their accrediting body.

OAVT Award Winners

RVT of the Year: Lorna Orpwood RVT

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.

Outstanding Contributions Award: Ashley Jenner, RVT

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.

  • RVT of the Year: Lorna Orpwood RVT

    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.

  • Outstanding Contributions Award: Ashley Jenner, RVT

    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.

  • Veterinarian Appreciation Award: Dr. Susan Warren

    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.

  • Appreciation Award: Veterinary Purchasing

    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.


OAVT Years of Service

Thank you to this year’s pin recipients for your years of dedication to the association and your commitment to the field of veterinary technology. The OAVT wouldn’t be where we are today without our dedicated long-term members.
  • 20 Year Members

    Melissa Babiy, RVT, Monique Bakker, RVT, Kathryn Barnes, RVT, Katrina Barnhardt, RVT, Miranda Bellyou, RVT, Natalie Bondy, RVT, Debi Brazeau, RVT, Marcie Burling, RVT, Robyn Case, RVT, Kristyn Coady, RVT, Andrea Cole, RVT, Lauren Collins, RVT, Nancy Couillard, RVT, Heather Crane, RVT, Stephanie Crisp, RVT, Jennifer Deeks, RVT, Mandy Emery, RVT, Karent Flamenco-Lopes, RVT, Lynda Forgie, RVT, Laura Furness, RVT, Jenny Gibbons, RVT, Tamara Gillen, RVT, Sarah Gittings, RVT, Amanda Godden, RVT, Carolynne Goldglas, RVT, Susanne Gourlay, RVT, Angela Grant, RVT, Julie Gray, RVT, Candice Groves, RVT, Keva Harse Berry, RVT, Amanda Holford, RVT, Lori Hulshof, RVT, Stacey Huneke, RVT, Joann Kestner, RVT, Robin Knowles, RVT, Jennifer Kohlsmith, RVT, Michelle Lalande, RVT, Lisa Langton, RVT, Elaine Lapierre, RVT, Jodi Lappin, RVT, Rebecca Lee, RVT, Karen Link, RVT, Laurie Lund, RVT, Dawn Lyne, RVT, Dionne Marshall, RVT Diane Martin, RVT, Carey Matte, RVT, Jackie Mccallum, RVT, Lisa McGuigan, RVT, Arlene McIntyre, RVT, Amy McPhail, RVT, Rebecca Millett, RVT, Judy Mills, RVT, Gayle Morgan, RVT, Jennifer Neadow, RVT, Rebekah Nicholls, RVT, Angela Noble, RVT, Jennifer Nowell, RVT, Pamela O`Connell, RVT, Melissa Ragany-Siemens, RVT, Shannon Reid, RVT, Jennifer Robillard, RVT, Rebecca Robins, RVT, Stephanie Rodrigue, RVT, Andrea Rogers, RVT, Amy Schroeder, RVT, Lisa Anne Scott, RVT, Annie Seguin, RVT, Melissa Skinkle, RVT, Jennifer Springett, RVT, Chris Stezik, RVT, Erin Louise Suddaby, RVT, Ruth Sultana, RVT, Tammy Sundberg, RVT, Melissa Rea-Lee Tedesco, RVT, Melanie Thompson, RVT, Sharla Thompson, RVT, Nichole Thornton, RVT, Melanie Travis, RVT, Myroslava Tyzkyj, RVT, Mandy Walters, RVT, Melanie Watters, RVT, Kristi Wilson, RVT, Katie Wood, RVT, Debbie Woods, RVT, Aileen Zylstra, RVT

  • 25 Year Members

    Tania Admans, RVT, Dana Andognini, RVT, Roxanne Barker, RVT, Kaylyn Bondar, RVT, Erin Borutskie, RVT, Laurie Box, RVT, Emma Brown, RVT, Kristine Bull, RVT, Susan Byrne-Boudreau, RVT, Darlene Cannon, RVT, Shanon Chase, RVT, Carri Chillingworth, Karen Dixon, RVT, France Filiatreault, RVT, Sharlene Halozan, RVT, Sheela Iyer, RVT, Tannis Jacklyn, RVT, Tamara Kearns, RVT, Jennifer King, RVT, Lorraine Legrand, RVT, Liane Maloney, RVT, Tina Marlowe, RVT, Nancy Medlicott, RVT, Michelle Payne, RVT, Kelley Putzu, RVT, Patricia Shaffer, RVT, Amelia Sherbanowski, RVT, Sylvia Stanton, RVT, Pauline Steven, RVT, Laura Sutton, RVT, Anita Voldock, RVT, Elizabeth Webster, RVT,

  • 30 Year Members

    Rebecca Atkinson, RVT, Linda Bearisto, RVT, Angela Bitter, RVT, Shelley Brouwer, RVT, Kelly Crysdale, RVT, Donna Daniher, RVT, Brenda Dermott, RVT, Janice Grinberg, RVT, Lise Joyal-Lacroix, RVT, Heather Lodge, RVT, Julie Loveys, RVT, Leslie Marshall, RVT, Tracey O`Dell, RVT, Catherine Thompson, RVT, Christine Torres, RVT, Heather Ward, RVT, Pat Watson, RVT, Wendy Whittaker, RVT, Tammy Owen, RVT, Jennifer Root, RVT, Marcie Shura, RVT, Lucy Siydock, RVT, Gail Therrien, RVT,

  • 35 Year Members

    Beverley Barnett, RVT, Julie Ferguson, RVT, Cheryl Herring, RVT,

  • 40 Year Members

    Wendy Cartwright, RVT, Tanis Manahan, RVT, Gillian Smith, RVT, Shirley Visser-Meier, RVT,


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