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Applications close March 14 for 2019 CVMA Emerging Leaders Program

July 16 and 17, 2019 Toronto, Ontario The ELP offers experienced professionals, as well as recent graduates, an opportunity to explore their approach to personal and professional accomplishments and working relationship with colleagues. All participants, regardless of their area of practice or years of experience, will come away enriched from this highly interactive eight-hour workshop. There are two sponsored ELP spots available to Saskatchewan veterinarians. Practising veterinarians are eligible to apply for sponsorship anytime up to 10 years after graduating from veterinary school. Deadline for applications is March 14, 2019. 2019 Emerging Leaders Program information Downloadable application form

Advisory about RVT/AHT student registration in SK

VT or AHT students who have a practicum placement in Saskatchewan or who are working in a Saskatchewan veterinary clinic, or working in any capacity as a veterinary technologist must be registered with the SAVT and the SVMA, in order to practise veterinary medicine legally, even while under supervision. According to The Veterinarians Act (1987), 16(1) The council shall, in accordance with the bylaws, cause a register of all members and students to be kept. Therefore, a veterinary technologist without valid SAVT and SVMA certification (in the appropriate category) is not permitted to perform technologist’s duties. The SVMA has the

New RVT on Council selected

At the last Annual General Meeting, members voted to add a Registered Veterinary Technologist to SVMA Council as a voting member. Nominations were submitted and eligible member RVTs and DVMs had the opportunity to vote on the nominees. Welcome to Nadine Schueller, RVT! Monday, January 14, 2019 was the first Council gathering to include the RVT seat.

Bovine TB is under investigation in BC -CFIA

As you may be aware, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the BC Ministry of Agriculture have initiated a joint investigation into bovine TB on a premises in south/central BC. At this point, the response is continuing to progress as expected and we continue to have the cooperation of producers involved. For your information, the response has involved the following: • The CFIA has gathered the required information about the infected animal and the index farm operations to support follow up actions with contact farms. Trace out activities have been initiated which we expect to impact other premises in

Neo-Terramycin has been removed from the CMIB

As of December 1st, 2018 Neo-Terramycin will have an inactive Health Canada Drug Identification Number (DIN) as the product’s growth promotion claim will no longer be valid. The product is currently undergoing review for a new therapeutic claim by the Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD). In the meantime, in the absence of a therapeutic claim veterinarians will be able to prescribe Neo-Terramycin for therapeutic purposes only by accessing it through Health Canada’s Emergency Drug Release (EDR) program for certain indications. Feed mills will then be able to mix the medication in feed pursuant to a veterinary prescription.

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