COVID-19 Information – UPDATES

The following is a collection of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice and information, pertinent to veterinary professionals. Although much of this information has been gathered from other jurisdictions, many of the recommendations are applicable to veterinarians and registered veterinary technologists (RVTs) in Saskatchewan. Generally speaking, the SVMA supports every veterinarian and RVT in using their professional …

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COVID-19 Information

Science suggests that wild animals are the originating source of the virus, although the specific animal source(s) has yet to be confirmed. There is no evidence to date that other animal species, including domestic livestock and pets, can be infected (by people or animals) with the virus, and then in turn also serve as a …

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New Wellness Resource

CommuniVET™ is thrilled to announce partnering with advocate for wellbeing in the veterinary profession, Marie Holowaychuk, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC, CYT to launch Thrive! − a new monthly feature on and associated newsletter to help empower members of the veterinary profession to take an active role in prioritizing their personal and professional wellbeing. Thrive News Release

Changes to pet dog exports to US don’t change Cdn import regs

Advisory from CFIA: Please be advised that the United States (US) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have changed their dog importation policy. For pet dogs (not imported for resale or adoption), rabies vaccination is now only required from countries considered high risk for importing dog rabies into the US. Canada is not considered …

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CVMA revises position statement on declawing

OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) has revised its previous position statement from 2011 on the onychectomy (declaw) of domestic felids to clearly oppose the procedure. The CVMA changed the position statement’s title to Domestic Felid Partial Digital Amputation (Onychectomy or Declawing) to better reflect the nature of the procedure, and explicitly …

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Hill’s expands voluntary recall of canned dog foods

Hill’s is expanding the voluntarily recall of canned dog food products relating to the January 31st recall. Please see the following: Hills’ Advisory about Expansion of Voluntary Recall – March 20 Form A- Hill’s Expanded Voluntary Recall – Diagnostic reimbursement Form B- Hill’s Expanded Voluntary Recall – Patient form for use by veterinary clinic Update …

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