Information about Speaking

The annual OAVT Conference is the largest RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) event in Canada. With over 1300 anticipated to attend, the OAVT 2021 Conference is sure to be another success. Industry experts are invited to submit their session proposals for considerations. Please note, if you are joining us from outside of Canada, all imperial measurements must be adjusted measurements to metric measurements. All presentation content should be pertinent to animal health in Canada (ex. Pharmaceuticals and treatment protocols.)

The submission deadline has now passed. All submitters will be notified of their status by October 2020.


Presentation Format
There is still significant uncertainty about large events due to COVID-19. During the Call for Speakers submission, you will be asked various questions regarding virtual presentations. We are planning for an in-person event, but also collecting information for our contingency plan of a virtual or hybrid event.

Presenters will be compensated based on the OAVT’s standard compensation policy. Remuneration is $200 per speaking hour plus $100 per on-time manuscript submission. Hands-on Lab remuneration varies slightly.

Travel & Hotel Compensation
Speakers requiring flights are expected to present a minimum of four hours. Speakers presenting less than three hours do not receive hotel accommodations.

Tracks & Topics
The following tracks can be used as a general reference to the content we are looking to fulfill. Also included is a list of topics that our membership has identified to be of interest. Speaker submissions should not be limited to these tracks or suggestions, they are simply to provide guidance.

Two Day Tracks:
  • Anesthesia
  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Nutrition
One Day or Half Day Tracks:
  • Behaviour
  • Dentistry
  • Lab Animal Science
  • Large Animal
  • Parasitology/Zoonosis
  • Practice Management
  • Professional Development & Wellness
  • Shelter Medicine
  • Small Animal Surgery
  • Small Animal Internal Medicine
Special Focus:
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pharmacology
  • Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging