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Lisa, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician 
From a young age Lisa knew she wanted to spend her life around animals. Her ability to strike a friendship with any animal she could was apparent when she brought home her first injured crow. She also found the need to help slugs or what she believed were ‘snails without shells’. She would search the family yard to find a ‘home’ that would fit. To pass a dog without petting it was torture and any stray cat that came by deserved a lunch. Large animals fascinated her - ‘Those poor cows! All they have to eat is dry grass’. This statement drew a laugh from all the adults and Lisa would later learn that a menu of dry grass was a good meal for a cow. In 2005, she decided to enroll at Thompson Rivers University and graduated from the Animal Health Technology program in 2008. Along with her skills as a Registered Veterinary Technologist she brings many years of practice management. Lisa has a passion for analgesia and anesthesia and is Fear-Free certified. Lisa strives to ensure your pet’s visit is stress-free, comfortable, and that every interaction is positive.


What's the Role of an RVT?

An RVT's (registered veterinary technician's) day does include belly rubs … but it’s also a lot more. RVTs are educated and trained professionals who practice animal health care alongside veterinarians. By performing diagnostic procedures, administering treatments and monitoring patients, the RVT allows the veterinarian to provide a higher level of care to all of our patients. The role of an RVT is often overlooked due to many of their tasks occurring “ behind the scenes.” RVTs are an integral part of a veterinary hospital. They are responsible for anesthesia during surgeries, taking and processing radiographs (x-rays), and preparing and administering medication and other treatments to hospitalized patients. But it doesn’t stop there! They’re also the voice on the phone giving you updates on how the procedure went, giving home care instructions and ensuring your pet has a restful recuperation time following their procedure at home. Our RVTs play a pivotal role at Valley Veterinary Services and are vital in our promise to provide quality pet care to all of our patients

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