Upcoming CE & Events


Current CE reporting period: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020.

Please note: the one-hour required CE hour on the subject or antimicrobial resistance has been removed by Council, effective September 2019.  There are now no specific CE requirements over and above the standard requirement of 30 CE hour in each two-year reporting period.

Current & Upcoming CE Offerings

Below is a list of a variety of CE topics. SVMA-approved CE hours are included. 

CE Events SVMA Online CE Webinars/Online (non-SVMA) CE on your schedule

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CE Events

The Working Mind (TWM)

Friday January 24, 2020
Regina, SK
CE Hours: 4.0
A four-hour education-based program designed to address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in a workplace setting.

Western Canadian Dairy Seminar 2020

Mar 10 - Mar 13, 2020
Red Deer, AB
CE Hours: 18.0
Please join us at the 38th Western Canadian Dairy Seminar in Red Deer, Alberta. The seminar is a place to gather the latest information in dairy production and technology advances. This seminar is designed for people who want to improve their knowledge and decision-making abilities in dairy production and management. Dairy producers, technology transfer specialists, researchers and dairy service and supply representatives will find this seminar extremely valuable. Each year a wide variety of topics are presented ranging from nutrition and reproduction to dairy policy and challenges facing the dairy industry.

2020 National Animal Welfare Conference

Mar 28 - Mar 31, 2020
Victoria, BC
CE Hours: 18.0
The 2020 National Animal Welfare Conference is in the beautiful city of Victoria, BC March 28-30, 2020

One Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference

May 20 - May 21, 2020
Edmonton, AB
Furthering knowledge and communication in Western Canada about the One Health opportunities for antimicrobial stewardship in animals, humans and the environment. Program and registration available January 2020.

One Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference

May 20 - May 21, 2020
Edmonton, AB
Save the date for the One Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference in Edmonton featuring Keynote Speaker, Tim Caulfield. The theme for 2020 is One Health opportunities for antimicrobial stewardship in animals, humans and the environment.

Canadian Association Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Annual Conference

Jun 2 - Jun 3, 2020
Saskatoon, SK
Canadian Association Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Annual Conference

2020 SVMA Conference, AGM and Trade Expo

Sep 10 - Sep 13, 2020
Saskatoon, SK
CE Hours: 19.0

Mental Heath First Aid

Dec 31 - Dec 31, 2020
Any location, SK
CE Hours: 12.0
Mental health first aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved. The course discusses the following mental disorders; Substance related disorders, Mood related disorders, Anxiety and trauma related disorders, Psychotic disorders. Crisis first aid skills for the following situations are learned: Substance overdose, Suicidal behavior, Panic attack, Acute stress reaction, Psychotic episode. These skills, once taught to both social work and student services, will then be transferable to any and all faculty members, students, and staff interested in attending in-house training.

SVMA Online CE

Antimicrobial Resistance (2016)

Online Classroom
CE Hours: 1.0
This is the first CE offered by SVMA in video form. It address the problem of antimicrobial resistance and how it relates to veterinary practice.

This one-hour video from the Just Like You series created by Dr Bob Bellamy (Moose Jaw, SK) can be viewed by logging in to the SVMA member's side. Answer a few short questions at the end for an hour of CE credit.

Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Practitioner's Perspective (2017)

Online Classroom
CE Hours: 1.0
As a ‘sequel’ to 2016’s CE video on AMR, a followup one-hour video has been produced by Drs Bob and Cheryl Bellamy. Their video team has interviewed primary practitioners about their best practices with prudent antimicrobial use.

The video can be viewed by logging in to the SVMA member's side. Answer a few short questions at the end for an hour of CE credit.

A Conversation About Animal Welfare in Saskatchewan (2018)

Online Classroom
CE Hours: 4.0
The groundbreaking CE sessions known as 'A Conversation About Animal Welfare in Saskatchewan' have been recorded and adapted into a 4-part CE video.

View answer questions after each of four (4) one-hour segments. Successful completion of all 4 segments earns registrant 4 CE hours.

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Ethical and Legal Prescribing (2018)

Online Classroom
CE Hours: 1.0
On December 1, 2018, Health Canada's recent changes to the Food and Drug Act went into into effect. Several medically important antimicrobials have been moved to the veterinary version of the Prescription Drug List (PDL). This means many antibiotics previously sold as over-the-counter (OTC) products now require a prescription.

This course addresses the legal and ethical obligations that veterinary practitioners are bound to follow when using, prescribing, dispensing and selling drugs and biologics. The video portion will be followed by questions to be answered for one hour of AMS CE credit.

Social Media in Veterinary Practice (2018)

Online Classroom
CE Hours: 3.0
Topics include:
- SaskVets; parameters around SVMA production of social media materials
- Provincial associations vs veterinary practices
- How to write effective posts and use photos
- Control settings and dealing with negativity
- Analytics
- Bylaws around marketing
- Important Do's and Don'ts
- Messaging about regulatory matters (changes to regulations, etc)
... and much more!

This 3 hour course is free for all veterinarians and veterinary technologists across Canada. Special thanks goes to WDDC for hosting the event and recording the video.

Poultry Basics for Veterinary Professionals (2019)

Online Classroom
CE Hours: 5.0
This course will help veterinary professionals in the following areas:
- Poultry Health
- Commercial Poultry Industry
- Poultry Diseases
- Poultry Post Mortems & Sampling
- Poultry Drugs, Prescribing & Dispensing for Poultry

Because of the addition of all medically important antimicrobials to the prescription drug list small poultry producers and backyard breeders will be turning to veterinary practices for assistance. These are not under this jurisdiction of the Poultry Extension Veterinarian and will require veterinary practices to diagnose and prescribe treatment.

Your practice may even be receiving prescriptions from the Poultry Extension veterinarian for the poultry barns under their oversight. This will give you insight on how to dispense those medications.

Suicide Awareness and Prevention in the Canadian Veterinary Profession

Online Classroom
CE Hours: 1.0
The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), in partnership with Merck Animal Health, held its inaugural Mental Health Awareness Week from September 9 to 15, 2019. The week included a live Suicide Awareness and Prevention Webinar created and presented by Dr Kathy Keil. The webinar was recorded and SVMA has been given permission to include it in the SVMA Online Classroom.

Course contents:
 Learn and practice the four evidence based coping strategies that have been specifically researched in veterinarians and technologists to help reduce burnout and stress;
 Learn and practice simple steps on how to help a co-worker who is in distress;
 Leave the webinar with practical guidelines on how to start conversations about mental health in work environments;
 Have access to a list of provincial and community mental health resources.

SVMA is offering one CE hour for this presentation at no charge. The course must be completed (ie, questions at the end answered) to receive CE credit.

SVMA Licensing Course 2020

Online Classroom
CE Hours: 4.0
The November 2019 Licensing Seminar presentations were video-recorded and we now have a 4-hour licensing course ONLINE, with four videos to watch and the exam to complete, which covers:

- information about being a self regulatory body,
- the range of legislation we must abide by,
- how the complaints process works,
- how practice inspection works, and

The in-person licensing seminars are being discontinued. The passing grade for the Licensing Exam is 80%. The Licensing Course is $75 and is approved for 4 CE hours. The course is open to all member DVMs and RVTs.

Webinars/Online (non-SVMA)

Antimicrobial Stewardship for Animal Health

CE Hours: 1.0
SK Agriculture's Antimicrobial Stewardship for Animal Health webinar was recorded and is now available anytime. (best viewed in Chrome or Firefox). Registrants will need to enter their name and email for internal tracking purposes. Registrants will receive an email from the system the following day with a link to the recorded webinar. Registrants needing confirmation of attendance for CE credit verification or who have any questions about the webinar will need to contact Alicia Sopatyk, Regional Services Branch, Ministry of Agriculture Cell: 306-852-7406

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