2018 Conference Homepage


Thursday September 6 to Sunday September 9, 2018


Sheraton Cavalier Hotel Saskatoon

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Sue Gauthier
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Conference time is here again, and 2018 is a banner year for the Saskatchewan veterinary profession! Join us as we celebrate 110 years of excellence in veterinary medicine in a beautiful new setting this year - the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel on the downtown Saskatoon waterfront.

The Saskatchewan veterinary profession has a lot to be proud of. Dedicated veterinarians across the province work hand in hand with colleagues and clients to care for an ever growing variety of animal species. Demands on veterinary professionals seem to be increasing all the time. SVMA continuously aims to put knowledge, tools and resources into the hands of our members so they can deal with the challenges ahead.

This year's plenary sessions will once again focus on timely concerns. Skill with cross-cultural communication is vital as our client population and clinic staff compositions become ever more multicultural. VCPR is of current concern to every Canadian veterinarian with antimicrobial stewardship and developing legislation around it in the spotlight. The AGM and Members Forum Lunch are always free for members, and this year, the afternoon plenary sessions are as well. We want to make it as easy as possible for all members to access this important information. (Note- registration for the afternoon sessions is required to obtain CE credit.)

Another excellent group of speakers, presenting two full days of scientific CE plus wet labs, rounds out our RACE-approved 2018 CE program. Look for timely topics like cannabis toxicity, forensic pathology, bee health and diseases, pet pig surgery, equine dentistry and more. Click CE Program tab for details. Remember to register by Friday August 24 for early bird discounts.

The other side of a great conference is social time, and we have arranged some new and exciting events to celebrate our 110th. Look for details under Events on the conference menu above.

SVMA is providing professional photos this year. Registrants may sign up for a free session with our professional photographer during the conference and receive digital photos and an 8x10" print. If you haven't had a professional photo taken lately, this is a great time to do so.

Worried about parking? No need- the Sheraton Cavalier is providing free hotel parking to all conference registrants, based on availability. There is also street parking and an Impark lot next door to the hotel.

Visitors to Saskatoon will enjoy loads of great restaurants and music venues within walking distance of the Sheraton Hotel. The Meewasin Trail is right at your doorstep for a relaxing walk, run, or bike ride anytime. The hotel has a great water park with multiple slides, pools and hot tubs. There are plenty of reasons to come for more than just the conference!

Registration is now open. If you have any questions, contact Sue Gauthier anytime. We couldn't be more excited to welcome you to Saskatoon in September!