Become a Member DVM

DVM Membership Application
2020 DVM Fees
Veterinary Student Membership Application 

DVM Membership Categories

Membership is divided into the following categories. Details about each category of membership are included in the Membership Categories Operational Policies November 2019 document.

  • applicants for membership who are graduates from an accredited veterinary school pending the writing or, or confirmation of results of, the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE)
  • applicants requiring attendance at a licensing seminar, or successful completion by that person of an examination on The Veterinarians Act and the SVMA Bylaws
  • a graduate veterinarian who has qualified to enter or has entered the National Examining Board process to obtain a Certificate of Qualification
  • such other persons as Council may in its discretion see fit.

No independent practice activity is allowed with a temporary licence. The temporary practice member must practise under indirect or direct supervision (as determined by Council) of a General practice member (full or limited).

Licensing Requirements Checklist

Your application cannot be processed until all the required documents have been received.
  • Completed application form, with each item on pages two and three initialed to confirm that it has been completed, read and understood by the applicant.
  • Notarized/certified true copy of your veterinary degree.
  • Notarized/certified true copy of Certificate of Qualification from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
    • (not required if graduated from a Canadian Veterinary School prior to December 31, 1986)
    • provide NAVLE score report if graduated from AVMA accredited college, or
    • provide board certification document(s) if you are applying for a limited membership and do not have Certificate of Qualification
  • Letter(s)of standing from other licensing bodies, if applicable (licensing body to submit directly to the SVMA).
  • Proof of identity: notarized/certified photo ID, driver licence or passport
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship: notarized/certified birth certificate or passport
  • If lawfully admitted into and entitled to work in Canada, notarized/certified citizenship card, residency card or landed papers; notarized/certified passport, VISA, work permit or border authorization
  • If applicable, provide criminal offense statement
Payment of applicable fees (as outlined in the membership fee schedule) can be made by cheque, Visa or MasterCard. Send all documents to:
        Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association
        202 – 224 Pacific Ave
        Saskatoon SK S7K 1N9
        T. 306.955.7862 / F. 306.975.062 /


Licensing Course

All new Veterinarians must take a licensing course and write and pass an exam.  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
  • VCPR. 

The in-person licensing seminars are being discontinued. The new online format will ensure that new members are receiving the information they need prior to (or shortly after) beginning working in Saskatchewan. The passing grade for the Licensing Exam is 80%.  The Licensing Course is $75 (+GST) and is approved for 4 CE hours. First re-write: $100; Second re-write: $250. If unsuccessful on second re-write, candidate must appear before SVMA Council.

Upon approval of SVMA membership, you will be emailed access information which will allow you to log in to the Online Classroom and register for the Licensing Course. New members must complete the new online licensing course within 30 days of membership approval.