The Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA) is an organization which brings together the two main functions of regulator and advocate for the veterinary profession in Saskatchewan.
As the regulator of the veterinary profession in Saskatchewan, SVMA is dedicated to the protection of the public by ensuring the proficiency, competency and ethical behavior of its members in the practice of veterinary medicine. We regulate our own profession through the licensing of veterinarians, inspection of practices and disciplining of members as required.
As the advocate for the veterinary profession in Saskatchewan, the Association promotes veterinarians and veterinary medicine. We support the physical, personal, financial and professional well-being of our members through continuing education, public outreach and education and member programs and services.
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
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
After much thought and reflection, it has been decided to make changes to the licensing seminar and exam. An overhaul of the licensing seminar presentations and exam question bank has occurred this year. The course now covers big picture information about being a self regulatory body, the range of legislation we must abide by, how the complaints process works, how practice inspection works and VCPR. This fall, at the November licensing seminar the presentations were video recorded. That brings us to the big news: we now have a 4-hour licensing course ONLINE, with four videos to watch and the exam
Advisory from CFIA: Please be advised that the United States (US) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have changed their dog importation policy. For pet dogs (not imported for resale or adoption), rabies vaccination is now only required from countries considered high risk for importing dog rabies into the US. Canada is not considered as such and as a result, a valid rabies certificate is no longer a requirement for pet dogs exported from Canada to the US. Additional requirements, such as rabies vaccination, still apply to commercial dogs and dogs exported for adoption. While the US requirements have
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has released Guidelines for the Depopulation of Animals, a set of procedures and direction designed to help veterinarians make humane decisions in critical situations. “Humanely ending the lives of animals is one of the most difficult, but necessary, tasks for veterinarians to oversee,” says chair of the AVMA panel on depopulation, Steven Leary, DVM, DACLAM. “During times of crisis or major catastrophe, depopulation of affected animals may sometimes be the most ethical and compassionate action.” According to AVMA, depopulation balances the need to respond swiftly and avoid further devastation with the most humane method