Sample Collectors Wanted

Manitoba Rabies Central is looking for sample collectors. We currently have 11 active RVT collectors and need collectors in specific areas such as:

  • Alonsa
  • Balmoral
  • Carman
  • Ethelbert
  • Fisher Branch
  • Gimli
  • Gladstone
  • Killarney
  • Lac Du Bonnet
  • Lundar
  • Morden
  • Pilot Mound
  • Portage La Prairie
  • Roblin
  • Rossburn
  • Russell
  • Shoal Lake
  • Ste. Rose du Lac
  • The Pas
  • Thompson
  • Winkler
  • Winnipegosis
  • Woodlands

NOTE: Our needs are not limited to only these regions; adding reliable and flexible sample collectors in all areas of the province is a valuable resource.

Sample collector training is available online via a webinar geared towards veterinarians and veterinary technologists. The 75-minute video will provide information on Manitoba’s rabies control program and the required training to participate as a paid sample collector as well as reviews how to conduct risk assessments for possible exposure to rabies, proper procedures for sample collection and submission, transportation of dangerous goods training, and post-exposure management of domestic animals.

To participate: please email [email protected] with “Rabies training – veterinary module” in the subject line. The link to the video and the quiz will be emailed to you.

Questions? Contact Ken Harder (Winnipeg/Eastern) at [email protected], Rhonda Foote (Brandon/Western) at [email protected] or Dr Shauna Richards at [email protected]