Scope of Practice in Manitoba

As the regulatory body for the veterinary technologist profession in the province, the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA), through its bylaws, is responsible for establishing the rules for veterinary technologist’s scope of practice.

The Manitoba Veterinary Technologists Associations (MVTAs) role, with regards to scope of practice, is to advocate for its technologist members through meetings with the MVMA and government.


All veterinary technologists must be registered in the Province of Manitoba with the MVTA and MVMA as an active member in order to work in a clinic as an RVT.

It is important to note that any individual cannot use the title VT, RVT or Veterinary Technologist or engage in the practice of veterinary medicine (as defined through scope of practice) in Manitoba without registration in both associations.


Registered Veterinary Technologists –
Scope of Practice

learn more

Veterinary Technologist Students –
Scope of Practice

learn more

Definition – Indirect Supervision

As stated in the MVMA bylaws:
Indirect supervision” means the direction by a veterinarian of another individual who is performing a veterinary medical procedure, where the veterinarian need not be on the premises at which the procedure is being performed but must be at least available to receive and respond to any communications from that individual in a manner and with timeliness that are reasonable given the nature and the circumstances of the procedure.

Definition – Direct Supervision

As stated in the MVMA bylaws:
Direct supervision” means the direction by a veterinarian of another individual who is performing a veterinary medical procedure, where the veterinarian is on the premises at which the procedure is being performed.