This release was issued under a previous government.

These changes would enable technologists to participate and vote on the association’s governing council and disciplinary committees to ensure that veterinarians and technologists comply with the highest professional standards.

“The proposed changes will provide greater consumer protection by ensuring the highest standards are followed by all veterinary technologists. By enhancing accountability, Albertans can be confident their animals are receiving the best care possible.”

Christina Gray, Minister of Labour

“These amendments provide well-deserved recognition of the importance of Registered Veterinary technologists in the delivery of veterinary medicine in Alberta. The Veterinary Profession Act will now afford veterinary technologists the fairness and ability to actively participate in all decisions that affect their future.”

Dr. Darrell Dalton, Registrar, ABVMA

Quick facts

  • There are approximately 1,500 practising veterinarians in Alberta and the same number of practising veterinary technologists.
  • Approximately 98 per cent of veterinary technologists in Alberta are female.

The ABVMA is one of 23 self-governing Professional Regulatory Organizations (PROs) whose governing legislation is overseen by Alberta Labour. It governs both veterinarians and veterinary technologists in accordance with the Veterinary Profession Act