Veterinary Technician Program, Seneca College
2014 | Veterinary Technician Diploma
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Guelph
2011 | Bachelor of Science
RVT and Research Associate
Rachel has a keen interest in both companion and food animal veterinary medicine. As a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), she has a passion for animal health and works as an advocate for the care and welfare of youngstock. In keeping with this goal, she has a key role in educating producers and other veterinary professionals on current research and best practise, and broadening the scope of practice for future RVTs. Specifically, her areas of interest lie in pain management, developing and implementing treatment and protocols, improving housing and management, preventative medicine, and data collection.
Rachel completed a BSc degree in Biological Science from the University of Guelph in 2011, and the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College in 2014. She has since been a team member of a large, progressive dairy‐focused mixed animal practice in southwestern Ontario. Through her work, she has had opportunity to mentor many future RVTs and apply her compassion and skill set to help both veterinarians and producers achieve optimal performance. As Research Associate and a key part of the ACER team, she aims to contribute to, and advance, the field of food animal medicine and research.
Roche, S.M., Renaud, D.L., Genore, R.L., Bauman, C., Croyle, S., Barkema, H., Dubuc, J., Keefe, G., and Kelton, D.F. 2020. Communication preferences and social media engagement among Canadian dairy producers. J. Dairy Sci. (In Press).
Renaud, D., Steele, M., Genore, R., Roche, S., and Winder, C. 2020. Passive immunity and colostrum management practices on Ontario dairy farms and auction facilities: A cross-sectional study. J. Dairy. Sci. 103(9):8369-8377.Document
Roche, S., Renaud, D., Genore, R., Shock, D., Bauman, C., Croyle, S., Barkema, H., Dubuc, J., Keefe, G., and Kelton, D. 2020. Canadian National Dairy Study: Describing dairy producer practices and perceptions surrounding cull cow management. J. Dairy Sci. 103(4):3414-3421.Document
Roche, S., Renaud, D., Genore, R., Shock, D., Bauman, C., Croyle, S., Barkema, H., Dubuc, J., Keefe, G., and Kelton, D. 2020. Short communication: Describing mortality and euthanasia practices on Canadian dairy farms. J. Dairy Sci. 103(4):3599-3605.Document
Shock, D.A., Roche, S.M., Genore, R., and Olson M.E. 2019. A Pilot Study To Evaluate The Effect Of A Novel Calcium And Vitamin D-Containing Oral Bolus On Serum Calcium Levels In Holstein Dairy Cows Following Parturition. Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports. 10:151-158.Document
Shock, D.A., Roche, S.M., Genore, R.L., Renaud, D.L., 2019. Exploring the economic impact that registered veterinary technicians have on Ontario veterinary practices. Can. Vet. J. 61(5):505-511.Document
Service & Leadership
Program Advisory Committee Member - Seneca College Veterinary Technology Program
2018 - present
- Advise the College on knowledge and skills required by technicians for practice in food animal medicine
Memberships & Associations
Canadian Animal Health Institute
Ontario Livestock and Poultry Council
Ontario Association of Registered Veterinary Technicians
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