Meetings & Events


Conference Events


SVMA Annual General Meeting

Friday, September 06, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Friday Sept 6th is a busy day with the Association's Annual General Meeting followed by the Members' Discussion Forum Lunch. Every SVMA member is encouraged to attend the AGM. As members of a self-regulated profession, we retain the right to participate in the decision-making process of our governing association. Our profession can only move forward in a fashion reflective of its members if we make our opinions heard by taking part in our AGM, so be sure to include it in your conference planning. Note: Registration is not necessary for either the AGM or the Members' Forum Lunch.


Welcome Reception

Friday, September 06, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome to SVMA 2019! After your first busy conference day, it's time to unwind, have a drink and a bite and relax among friends. Catch up with your colleagues and make new connections as you peruse the newest industry offerings in the Trade Expo. Included with your Full or Friday Only registration. Dinner buffet will be served; cash bar. (Look in your registrant badge pocket for a free drink ticket!) Sponsored by Dechra Veterinary Products.


UnWINEd for Wellness!

Friday, September 06, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Is it a social event or is it a CE session? It's both! This year's conference wellness event features wine tasting education presented by Dr Greg Harasen, one of our member DVMs who is also a Certified Sommelier. This wine tasting 'practicum' will be presented as part of a larger discussion about hobbies and personal interests and their importance to work-life balance for veterinary professionals. Included with your Full or Friday Only registration. Sponsored by Summit Veterinary Pharmacy.


Awards Night Gala

Saturday, September 07, 5:30 PM

This is the biggest social event of the year for the Saskatchewan veterinary profession! Join your colleagues for an upbeat dinner and celebration of our great members and outstanding member accomplishments. This year we are presenting Yuk Yuk's Comedian Ted Morris, DVM! Cocktails 5:30 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm. Tickets will be available for purchase when you register. Sponsored by Merck Animal Health


Health & Fitness - Sunrise Yoga

Sunday, September 08, 6:00 AM - 6:45 AM

After two conference days, your body and your energy may need a little re-tuning. This yoga session will help you get centered and ready to take on a new day, with ample time for breakfast before the CE sessions get going at 8:00 am. Bring your own yoga mat please. Included with your Full or Sunday Only registration.