Position: Department Chair
Phone: (250) 852-6331
EducationRegistered Veterinary Technologist; Graduate of Olds College.
PublicationsWest Coast Veterinary Journal Winter 2016; pages 14 and 15
Canadian Vet Tech Magazine many articles starting Fall 2016 until present. Topics related to: Industry News for the Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada and British Columbia Veterinary Technologist Association
Employment HistoryHeather Shannon has been a Registered Veterinary Technologist for over 30 years. During this time, she has worked for mixed animal practices in BC and Alberta and on a cattle ranch in BC as a herd health specialist. Heather was hired by the TRU AHT department in 2007, she is a full-time tenured faculty member with the achievement of Associate Teaching Professor and chair of the Animal Health Department at TRU. She has taught both onsite and distance courses and has been involved in updating and creating curriculum for Veterinary Technologists. Heather has been the President of the British Columbia Veterinary Technology Association, President of the Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada and has been instrumental in creating the Canadian National Standards of Practice for RVT's. She received National recognition when she was awarded the Registered Veterinary Technologist of Canada Making a Difference Award in 2019.
Courses TaughtLarge Animal Clinics and Tours, Anatomy, Immunology, Veterinary Office Management and Computers, Animal Nursing (all levels), and Fieldwork Experience. I have taught courses for both the Onsite and the Distance programs.
Professional AffiliationsPresident of the British Columbia Veterinary Technologist Association
President of the Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada