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.
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.
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.
Beginning this year, SVMA members are required to renew their annual registration through an online process. Please refer to the information sheet provided below for more details. Renewal information packages were mailed October 1st 2020. For login purposes, the email on your SVMA file is included in the renewal package.For the renewal information sheet click here. For the 2021 fee schedule click here. For the SAVT Renewal Message click here. Veterinary Technologist members will renew and pay their Saskatchewan Association of Veterinary Technologists (SAVT) fees through their SVMA renewal. The associated SAVT renewal fees will be forwarded to the SAVT. ALL 2021 RENEWALS are to
2020 SVMA Annual General – Virtual Meeting September 13, 2020 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (SK Time) The 2020 AGM Webcast site is now live: https://live.webcastcanada.ca/go/svma Please ensure you login using the email address that you have provided the SVMA through your member application or registration renewal. Other email addresses will not be recognized. All of the documents for the AGM are accessible on this site, including the Annual Report and supplementary documents.
Dear members, The SVMA Council has decided to cancel the 2020 SVMA Conference 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 to continue planning for an in-person event. To retain some of the continuing education (CE) opportunities offered through our conference, SVMA staff will be canvassing invited speakers to identify who may be interested in providing their presentation in the format of