When a registered AHT/VT considers working overseas, either permanently or on a visitor’s visa, keep in mind that each Veterinary Nurse Association (VNA) will have their own membership criteria. Contacting the respective association in the location that interests you is an ideal way to investigate the qualifications and requirements for membership. CAAHTT is a member of the International Veterinary Nurses and Technician Association (IVNTA), and a process is being set in place whereby the national association (in this case CAAHTT) submits a list of recognized AHT/VT training programs in Canada. This list may be found on our web site. A current list of the membership of the IVNTA, the Veterinary Nurses Associations (VNAs) can be found on the web site of the IVNTA: www.bvna.org.uk
Membership in your local AHT/VT Association which includes CAAHTT membership is beneficial.
The VNA’s are the best source for employment opportunities. They may advertise your situation in their newsletter. There are also web sites that may help your search: see our Career Opportunities section for Canadian and International job opportunities. In the United Kingdom go to www.1stcontact.com for banking information and assistance.
It is recommended that you contact your local authorities or embassy for details regarding work visas and requirements for working overseas.