The Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA) is an organization which brings together the two main functions of regulator and advocate for the veterinary profession in Saskatchewan.
As the regulator of the veterinary profession in Saskatchewan, SVMA is dedicated to the protection of the public by ensuring the proficiency, competency and ethical behavior of its members in the practice of veterinary medicine.
We regulate our own profession through the licensing of veterinarians, registration of veterinary technologists, inspection of practices and disciplining of members as required.
As the advocate for the veterinary profession in Saskatchewan, the Association promotes veterinary professionals and veterinary medicine.
We support the physical, personal, financial and professional well-being of our members through continuing education, public outreach and education and member programs and services.
Upcoming Continuing Education
WeCAHN as well as WCVM, UCVM and a number of other organizations, is sponsoring an upcoming webinar on beef cow-calf vaccination programs. BEEF CATTLE VACCINATION: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Beef veterinarians will discuss real life outbreaks of disease in western Canadian beef herds that could have been prevented. They will review strategic vaccination protocols and how proper vaccine handling can reduce financial losses. Online Webinar: Available upon registration Date: February 8, 2023 Time: 7:00 to 8:30pm MST Cost: FREE Register: Click here to register for the webinar: http://bit.ly/3ZxCAF9
SAVE THE DATE – 2022 SVMA Conference & AGM
The SVMA Continuing Education Committee, Council and Staff are happy to offer an in-person conference in September 2022. This is a long awaited opportunity to connect with colleagues, representatives, and exhibitors. The conference will be held September 9 & 10, 2022 at TCU Place, Saskatoon. Exhibitors & Sponsors – Registration for exhibit booths and to sponsor events during the conference will open March 15, 2022. Conference Attendees – delegate registration will open April 1, 2022 for veterinarians, veterinary technologists and students. Information will be posted on the SVMA website. Speakers to be announced soon. Other program activities include: Exhibit Hall
Registration Open for SVMA 2021 Fall Webinar Series
Fall 2021 webinar series contains 16 hours of continuing education. Registration is now open! How to register: click this link choose which session you would like to register for (each webinar requires separate registration) fill in the registration form click “Pay and Register” you can pay through PayPal or with a credit card. To pay with a credit card, just scroll down on the payment screen. you will receive a confirmation, and then reminder emails 1 week before, 1 day before and 1 hour before the webinar
2021 Webinar Series and Annual General Meeting
The SVMA Council has decided to continue with a webinar series and virtual AGM for fall 2021. Council is aiming for a 2022 in-person conference. Similar to last year, there are concerns for the health and safety of our members, guests, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and staff. This decision is supported by a growing recognition that large gatherings may still be prohibited this fall and was made at this time to minimize expenses that would occur if we were planning for an in-person event. On September 12, 2021, Council will also host this year’s Annual General Meeting as a virtual meeting.
SVMA Awards of Distinction
Recognizing member excellence is a valued SVMA tradition. Each year, Awards of Distinction are presented at the annual SVMA Awards Night but due to COVID restrictions we were unable to host a night this year. Awards will be delivered to the recipients this month. The SVMA congratulates the following deserving recipients of its 2020 Awards of Distinction; JJ Murison Distinguished Veterinarian awarded to Dr. Brian Gibbs Mentorship/Leadership awarded to Dr. Deana Schenher Meritorious Service awarded to Dr. Katherine Robinson RVT of the Year awarded to Bernice Ruf Congratulations to the recipients, a well deserved honour.