Upcoming CE & Events


New Continuing Education Criteria

At its most recent Annual General Meeting on September 7, 2018, SVMA adopted a new set of Bylaws. As per the new Bylaws, CE will continue to be evaluated according to AAVSB-RACE criteria. Members must still log a total of 30 CE hours in a two-year period, but CE credit will no longer distinguish between scientific and non-scientific content. However, CE hours claimed must fit within each member's scope of practice. These changes are now in effect, and pertain to the entire 2017-18 CE recording period.  Please refer to the CE Policy Document below for details.

Supplementary Policy Document- Continuing Education

 

Current & Upcoming CE Offerings

Below is a list of a variety of CE topics. SVMA-approved CE hours are included. Online CE refers to offerings by other organizations.

Please visit our Online CE Portal to view videos of current veterinary concern and answer test questions for CE credit.

CE Events SVMA Online CE Webinars/Online (non-SVMA) CE on your schedule

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CE Events

Equine Dentistry, Equine Opthalmology and Practice Management for the Mobile Practitioner

Oct 22 - Oct 23, 2018
Delta, BC
CE Hours: 12
This 2 day seminar features:

Dr Jack Easley (DVM, MS, DABVP/Eq) on a modern approach to equine dentistry including dental care based on thorough and advanced exam techniques, radiology, regional anesthesia, sinus disease, geriatric dentistry and challenging cases.

Dr Ann Dwyer (DVM) on equine ophthalmology including topics of anatomy, uveitis, keratitis, orbit, periorbital problems and practice tips and management of cases on the farm. Dr Dwyer will also speak on practice management of an ambulatory practice
including workforce strategies.

The seminar is held at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn Delta, BC. Lunches each day and a seafood buffet dinner on Monday Oct 22, 2018 are in-cluded. Early registration closes October 1, 2018.

ACVS Surgery Summit

Oct 24 - Oct 27, 2018
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Every year the ACVS hosts the ACVS Surgery Summit, the premier conference in the field of veterinary surgery, offering more than 50 in-depth seminars and 300 lectures presented by veterinary specialists. The event attracts more than 1700 participants.

A Foundation for Soundness: Undestanding and Creating a Functional Hoof

Oct 24 - Oct 25, 2018
Saskatoon, SK
We are delighted to announce that Robert Bowker, VMD, PhD, Professor emeritus of Anatomy & director of the Equine Foot Laboratory at Michigan State University, USA, will join the WCVM for a two-day workshop on equine foot health. The workshop starts at noon on Wednesday 24th specifically to support attendance by undergraduate vet students who are interested in equine health.

Dr. Robert Bowker is a world authority on the form & function of the equine foot, and an internationally recognized author, lecturer, and teacher on the subject. From his research on the adaptive mechanisms of the equine foot Dr. Bowker developed unique recommendations for how the hoof should be trimmed, and new recommendations for the treatment and rehabilitation of chronic equine hoof pathologies, such as navicular syndrome. The findings of Dr. Bowker’s work carry important weight for reducing equine lameness. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn directly from Dr. Bowker and see how his theories and methods could help enhance the health and soundness of horses in your care.

We anticipate significant interest in this event – register today to avoid disappointment. This workshop is made possible through the support of the DLT Smith lecture fund.

For more information about this event contact Dr Yolande Seddon: yolande.seddon@usask.ca or Dr. Kate Robinson: katherine.robinson@usask.ca.

Social School Regina

Wednesday October 31, 2018
Regina, SK
Social School Regina is Canada’s most hands-on and up-to-speed social media and digital marketing conference. The one-day event will feature a stellar line-up of hands-on workshops covering the most timely social media and digital marketing topics, and all the tactics, insights and ideas you could possibly need to take your business to incredible new heights in 2018 and beyond. Throughout this full day of learning and launching, we’ll be joined by live experts from all walks of life, ready to share their wins, losses and secrets of modern marketing success. Get ready to hear from a game-changing lineup of Regina’s most notable innovators and entrepreneurs who are not just influencing their industries, but disrupting them top to bottom.

Swine Health CE for Yukon Veterinarians

Thursday November 1, 2018
Whitehorse
CE Hours: 2
This CE session will focus on swine health in Yukon and will be targeted specifically at Yukon veterinarians. The workshop will include both a presentation and wetlab
component led by Drs. Julia Keenliside and Frank Marshall.

Achoo! It's the Dog Flu.

Monday November 5, 2018
Saskatoon, SK
CE Hours: 2
Achoo! It’s the dog flu. Do you know what to do?
The first Canadian canine influenza outbreak in Ontario in early 2018 showed us rapidly a respiratory disease can spread when community immunity is low. Outbreaks can easily start anywhere dogs congregate including veterinary hospitals. You, in your role as veterinary technician, have a very important and integral part in prevention of influenza disease transmission. This session with Dr Kathy Keil, DVM will go through the top 5 things that you need to do to keep your clinic patients and community dogs safe from spread of canine influenza.

Cosmo Civic Center, from 6-9pm. Open to SAVP members only, membership is available the evening of the event. Contact Amanda Schutz SAVP for information saskvet.academy@gmail.com.

Communication strategies for recommending preventative nutrition changes in the healthy pet

Tuesday November 6, 2018
Laval, QU
CE Hours: 1
WEBINAR: Nutrition is an essential element of life, making nutrition an essential conversation between veterinary staff and clients throughout the lifetime of a pet. Yet, proposing nutrition changes, especially for a healthy pet, carries inherent challenges. This session will address the necessity of making nutrition a lifetime conversation and will present communication strategies for recommending preventative nutrition changes in the healthy pet.


2018 Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium

Nov 14 - Nov 15, 2018
Saskatoon, SK
CE Hours: 7
Join us for the 41st annual Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium. Contact Kim Browne at info@saskpork.com for information or registration.

Top 10 Game Changers for Successful Weight Loss Plans

Thursday November 15, 2018
Puslinch, ON
CE Hours: 2
Do you struggle to get pet parents to acknowledge their pet is overweight? Are you interested in setting up a weight loss program for your clinic? Then this lecture is for you! Dr Parr will provide practical communication tips and game changing tools to make your weight loss program a success! She will also focus on the key nutrients to consider when selecting a diet for weight loss and arthritis, the 10% rule, and #banthecup.

Anesthesia and Pain Control - Wet Lab

Nov 17 - Nov 18, 2018
Winnipeg, MB
Red River College
Understand how to deliver consistently safe and effective anesthesia. Identify the causes, prevention and correction of complications. Explore new drugs, equipment and techniques under the direct guidance of board certified anesthesia experts.Learn how to handle fractious/anxious patients, reduce drug side effects, interpret capnograms, place and manage supraglottic airway devices, administer incisional and testicular blocks, minimize surgical pain, follow fluid therapy guidelines and more! Small groups—hands on learning Enrollment is Limited! Two dates to choose from: Sat. November 17th or Sun. Nov. 18th (or both) 8 AM - 4 PM

Customer Service - Module 1

Thursday November 29, 2018
Regina, SK
CE Hours: 6
Good customer service… what does it mean and how do we achieve it? From building strong healthy relationships to offering assistance in a friendly pleasant manner, it's essential to have the right skills be able to handle both your internal and external customers. Jolene Watson presents.

Customer Service - Module 1

Friday November 30, 2018
Saskatoon, SK
CE Hours: 6
Good customer service… what does it mean and how do we achieve it? From building strong healthy relationships to offering assistance in a friendly pleasant manner, it's essential to have the right skills be able to handle both your internal and external customers. Jolene Watson presents.

WCABP Annual Conference

Jan 17 - Jan 19, 2019
Saskatoon, SK

2019 SVMA Conference, AGM & Trade Expo

Sep 6 - Sep 8, 2019
Regina, SK
Mark your calendar for Saskatchewan's biggest annual networking and CE event for veterinary professionals! Details coming in 2019.


SVMA Online CE

Antimicrobial Resistance (2016)

Online
CE Hours: 1
This is the first CE offered by SVMA in video form. It address the problem of antimicrobial resistance and how it relates to veterinary practice.

This one-hour video from the Just Like You series created by Dr Bob Bellamy (Moose Jaw, SK) can be viewed by logging in to the SVMA member's side. Answer a few short questions at the end for an hour of CE credit.

Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Practitoner's Perspective (2017)

Online
CE Hours: 1
As a ‘sequel’ to 2016’s CE video on AMR, a followup one-hour video has been produced by Drs Bob and Cheryl Bellamy. Their video team has interviewed primary practitioners about their best practices with prudent antimicrobial use.

The video can be viewed by logging in to the SVMA member's side. Answer a few short questions at the end for an hour of CE credit.

A Conversation About Animal Welfare in Saskatchewan

Online
CE Hours: 4
The groundbreaking CE sessions known as 'A Conversation About Animal Welfare in Saskatchewan' have been recorded and adapted into a 4-part CE video.

View answer questions after each of four (4) one-hour segments. Successful completion of all 4 segments earns registrant 4 CE hours.


Webinars/Online (non-SVMA)

The VALVE Study


CE Hours: 1
VASOTOP IN ADDITION TO LASIX AND VETMEDIN FOR THE TREATMENT OF MITRAL VALVE ENDOCARDIOSIS – THE VALVE STUDY

The VALVE Study ‐ is triple therapy superior to double therapy for heart failure treatment due to
endocardiosis? Vasotop® (ramipril) in Addition to Lasix® and Vetmedin® in canine Endocardiosis (VALVE
Study) Gerhard Wess on behalf of the VALVE investigators


CE on your schedule

The Social Side of Practice

Various
CE Hours: 20
The Social Side of Practice is a unique, fully-accredited veterinary continuing education program to balance the medical side of practice. It is designed to help veterinary practitioners and their teams do what they do even better by providing insight, guidance, and strategies on the non-medical aspects of practice. With a focus on wellness, veterinary-client-patient communication, teamwork, leadership, and organizational culture, The Social Side offers not only what is integral to practicing good medicine, but to achieving happiness and prosperity in practice.

10 CE offerings, all of which offer evidence-based content reflecting the literature in the medical and social sciences. The Social Side of Practice sessions are RACE-approved.

Sessions are provided in lecture (1 hr.) and interactive (1.5-2 hrs.) formats. We award 1 CE credit per CE hour (50 minutes) with options for 1, 1.5, or 2 CE credits/session, depending on the session length. They are offered all year around, by request, to veterinarians and their teams across Canada (in-person when geographically feasible, and via webinar otherwise).

To find out more about this RACE approved program, visit Pets Plus Us, call 1-800-700-3391 or email care@petsplusus.com

WDDC Practice Tool Kit (WHMIS and SDS)

Your clinic, SK
CE Hours: 1
Ongoing Lunch & Learns:
WDDC Practice Tool Kit Series (WHMIS & SDS). Presented by WHMIS certified WDDC representatives. This is an ongoing offer to practices and may be scheduled at your convenience.

Contact Karen Laventure 306-221-7681 or klaventure@wddc.com

IMPROMED Tips for Electronic Ordering

Your clinic, SK
CE Hours: 1
Lunch & Learns:
Setting up order points, setting minimum and maximum numbers, vendor cards and showing clinics how to use both electronic ordering bridges into WDDC.

Contact Karen Laventure 306-221-7681 or klaventure@wddc.com

Cornerstone Tips for Electronic Ordering

Your clinic, SK
CE Hours: 1
Lunch & Learns:
Setting up order points, setting minimum and maximum numbers, vendor cards and showing clinics how to use both electronic ordering bridges into WDDC.

Contact Karen Laventure 306-221-7681 or klaventure@wddc.com

AVIMARK Tips for Electronic Ordering

Your clinic, SK
CE Hours: 1
Lunch & Learns:
Setting up order points, setting minimum and maximum numbers, vendor cards and showing clinics how to use both electronic ordering bridges into WDDC.

Contact Karen Laventure 306-221-7681 or klaventure@wddc.com

Cyber Security- Safeguarding Your Practice

Your clinic, SK
CE Hours: 1
Lunch & Learns on cyber security.

Contact Karen Laventure 306-221-7681 or klaventure@wddc.com