PRECEPTORSHIP PROGRAM FOR THIRD YEAR VETERINARY STUDENTS AND FIRST YEAR VET TECH STUDENTS
2018 PP Fund Contribution: $15,000
2019 PP Fund Contribution: $18,000
2020 PP Fund Contribution: $18,000
Safeguarding Veterinary Service in Rural Saskatchewan
Livestock producers count on large animal veterinarians to care for their herds and provide expert guidance to achieve the best quality, health and reproductive outcomes. Because a reliable supply of large and mixed animal veterinarians is such a clear need for the Saskatchewan livestock industry, the SVMA has expanded on the successful work placement concept of our existing Summer Student Mentorship Program to offer third year veterinary students and first year veterinary technology students opportunities to intern and to plant roots in rural Saskatchewan through a new Preceptorship Program that features partnership with livestock producers.
2018 was the pilot year for the Preceptorship Program (PP), which provided up to $10,000 to each of five (5) Saskatchewan veterinary students finishing their third year at WCVM. The formula for wage subsidies is 35% from SVMA, 35% from the hiring practice and 30% from the contributors’ Preceptorship Fund.
Third year veterinary students and first year veterinary technology students are eligible to apply for one of eight summer preceptorships in rural Saskatchewan. Student applicants are matched with a practice applicant, which will be chosen by a selection committee. Students can often work out local accomodation as part of their job placement. Many practices provide accomodation.
2020 Preceptorship Program Fund
Thank you to the Saskatchewan Cattlemens’ Association for its continuing partnership in the Preceptorship Program!