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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.  

2021 Renewals – Online Renewal

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

SVMA Annual General Meeting

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.

2020 SVMA Conference Cancelled

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

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 judgment when deciding to alter services to support public and animal health during this pandemic situation. SVMA E-News May 19, 2020 SVMA E-News May 12, 2020 COVID-19 Updates for SVMA Members – May 6, 2020 SVMA E-News May 5, 2020 SVMA Update May 4, 2020

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 potential source of infection; however, this has not been ruled out either. Health Canada has developed some questions and answers around Covid-19, including the role of animals that you might find useful.  https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/frequently-asked-questions.html#a4 The CDC has questions and answers posted online as well: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#2019-nCoV-and-animals It

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 CommuniVET.com 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

2020 CVMA Emerging Leaders Program

Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Emerging Leaders Program. Two sponsored trips to Quebec City to attend this July 10 full-day event are available! CVMA Emerging Leaders Program Application Package

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