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 scope of practice for veterinary technologist students’in the MVMA’s bylaw states:
Scope of Practice of
Student Veterinary Technologist Members
2-10-7 Outside of engaging in the practice of veterinary medicine as part of his or her enrollment in a CVMA/AVMA accredited program, a Student Veterinary Technologist Member may engage in the practice of veterinary medicine only
- under the direct supervision of a Practicing Veterinarian Member or Practicing Veterinary Technologist Member, and, where the supervisor is a Practicing Veterinary Technologist Member, that individual is himself or herself under the direct supervision or indirect supervision of a Practicing Veterinarian Member; and,
- only within the scope of practice defined at ss. 2-9-10 and 2-9-11 of this by-law.
It is important to know that in order for veterinary technologist students to engaging in the practice of veterinary medicine outside of his or her enrollment in a CVMA/AVMA accredited program, for example as an employee of a clinic, they MUST be members of both the MVTA and the MVMA. For the complete version of the MVMA Bylaws click below.