Executive Secretary

Andrea Steele, MSc, RVT, VTS (ECC)

Andrea graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Honours Zoology from the University of Guelph, (1994). She then went on to complete the Veterinary Technician Diploma at the Ridgetown College Campus, University of Guelph (1998). Finally, Andrea received her Master's degree in Veterinary Clinical Studies, with a focus on hospital associated infections in the ICU, in 2012. Andrea has been an ICU technician at the Ontario Veterinary College Teaching Hospital for over 18 years.

Andrea is an experienced lecturer and regularly speaks at local, national and international conferences, is the Technician Program Coordinator for IVECCS, and co-Chair of the Speaker Planning Committee for the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians. Andrea was the WVC Technician Educator of the Year in 2014.


Andrea has worn many hats for AVECCT, as past Chair of several committees, current Co-Chair of the Website and Newsletter Committees, and has served on the Board of Directors since 2009 as Executive Secretary, President and Member at Large. 


Andrea's favourite thing to do is to motivate Veterinary Technician's to strive to be the best they can, continue to learn on a daily basis, find their niche in their workplace, and treat their job as a career that they remain passionate about for a lifetime!