Upcoming CE & Events
Current CE reporting period: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020.
Please note: the one-hour required CE hour on the subject or antimicrobial resistance has been removed by Council, effective September 2019. There are now no specific CE requirements over and above the standard requirement of 30 CE hour in each two-year reporting period.
Current & Upcoming CE Offerings
Below is a list of a variety of CE topics. SVMA-approved CE hours are included.
For non-SVMA webinars that have occurred in the past or ongoing non-SVMA online courses, please click here.
Furthering knowledge and communication in Western Canada about the One Health opportunities for antimicrobial stewardship in animals, humans and the environment. Program and registration available August 2020.
SVMA Online CE
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.
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.
On December 1, 2018, Health Canada’s recent changes to the Food and Drug Act went into into effect. Several medically important antimicrobials have been moved to the veterinary version of the Prescription Drug List (PDL). This means many antibiotics previously sold as over-the-counter (OTC) products now require a prescription.
This course addresses the legal and ethical obligations that veterinary practitioners are bound to follow when using, prescribing, dispensing and selling drugs and biologics. The video portion will be followed by questions to be answered for one hour of AMS CE credit.
- SaskVets; parameters around SVMA production of social media materials
- Provincial associations vs veterinary practices
- How to write effective posts and use photos
- Control settings and dealing with negativity
- Bylaws around marketing
- Important Do’s and Don’ts
- Messaging about regulatory matters (changes to regulations, etc)
… and much more!
This 3 hour course is free for all veterinarians and veterinary technologists across Canada. Special thanks goes to WDDC for hosting the event and recording the video.
This course will help veterinary professionals in the following areas:
- Poultry Health
- Commercial Poultry Industry
- Poultry Diseases
- Poultry Post Mortems & Sampling
- Poultry Drugs, Prescribing & Dispensing for Poultry
Because of the addition of all medically important antimicrobials to the prescription drug list small poultry producers and backyard breeders will be turning to veterinary practices for assistance. These are not under this jurisdiction of the Poultry Extension Veterinarian and will require veterinary practices to diagnose and prescribe treatment.
Your practice may even be receiving prescriptions from the Poultry Extension veterinarian for the poultry barns under their oversight. This will give you insight on how to dispense those medications.
The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), in partnership with Merck Animal Health, held its inaugural Mental Health Awareness Week from September 9 to 15, 2019. The week included a live Suicide Awareness and Prevention Webinar created and presented by Dr Kathy Keil. The webinar was recorded and SVMA has been given permission to include it in the SVMA Online Classroom.
- Learn and practice the four evidence based coping strategies that have been specifically researched in veterinarians and technologists to help reduce burnout and stress;
- Learn and practice simple steps on how to help a co-worker who is in distress;
- Leave the webinar with practical guidelines on how to start conversations about mental health in work environments;
- Have access to a list of provincial and community mental health resources.
SVMA is offering one CE hour for this presentation at no charge. The course must be completed (ie, questions at the end answered) to receive CE credit.
Animal abuse and neglect affects all of us. As veterinary professionals, we see animals in distress every day and we do our best to relieve them of their suffering. But how do we determine when that distress should prompt us to report a case of suspect animal abuse or neglect? What if you are called to attend an animal welfare investigation with an animal protection agency – do you feel prepared to attend? Finally, how can the records you prepare help to strengthen an investigation that goes to court, or even avoid the need for you to testify in court? These questions and more will be addressed through the Veterinary Forensics course. This online course qualifies for two hours of continuing education and is available through the online classroom.
This course was developed by the SVMA staff to help practices keep in compliance with Narcotic/Controlled drug storage, recording and other regulations.
This course is worth one-hour of continuing education.