Become a Member DVM

DVM Membership Application
2019 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 Membership Categories Operational Policies (2018) 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 Seminars

All membership candidates must attend a licensing seminar and write and pass an exam which covers:

Please contact Jane Freimark at 306.955.7862 or to register.
The fee for the seminar and exam is $100 (+GST). The passing grade is 70%.
First re-write: $100; Second re-write: $250. If unsuccessful on second re-write, candidate must appear before SVMA Council.