SVMA Online Classoom

Welcome to the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association's Online Classroom 



This site is dedicated to providing online continuing education to veterinary professionals and the SVMA licensing course. 


Currently, there is twenty-three (23) hours of continuing education in the SVMA Classroom.


As is the case with all continuing education events and materials, all online courses must be completed to be eligible for CE credit. 


All registrations for courses in the online classroom will be valid for one year, meaning all courses registered for must be taken and completed within a year. Automatic un-enrollments occur after 365 days. The exception is the SVMA Licensing Course which must be completed in 30 days.


Veterinary professionals from other jurisdictions may request access to the classroom by emailing svma@svma.sk.ca

Please use the subject line: Classroom Access Request


    Available courses

    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. 

    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 course will include the following topics:

    • How to identify animals in distress
    • How to report a suspect case of abuse or neglect
    • How to properly document a history and physical exam
    • Understanding chain of custody for evidence
    • The process for acting as an expert witness
    • The human side of abuse and neglect

    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.

    Course contents:

    • 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 credits


    This course will help veterinary professionals in the following areas:

    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.

    This course offers 5 hours of continuing education.

    On December 1, 2018, Health Canada's recent changes to the Food and Drug Act go 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 will 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.


    This is the CE session that was delivered at the WDDC 35th Anniversary Open House in September 2018. This online version has been approved by the SVMA for 3 CE hours.

    Topics include:

    • SaskVets & how the SVMA does their social media
    • provincial associations vs veterinary practices
    • how to write effective posts
    • using photos
    • dealing with negativity
    • control settings
    • analytics
    • bylaws around marketing
    • do's and don'ts
    • regulatory "changes" and how to relay those messages to clients
    • and much more!

    Special thanks goes to WDDC for hosting the event and recording the video. This CE course is free to all veterinarians and veterinary technologists across Canada.

    The effects of animal abuse and neglect touch all of us. The reality is, abuses of pets and livestock persist. 
    This 4 hour course of SVMA approved scientific CE will address the following in a conversation with veterinary professionals about dealing with abuse and neglect:

    • Changes to the SK Animal Protection Act: Issues and consequences of mandatory reporting; Goals and expectations of investigative process
    • What the Human Model of Mandatory Abuse Reporting Can Teach Us
    • Considerations for Euthanasia of Large and Small Animals: Timeliness; Transport of compromised animals
    • Managing Nutritional Welfare Cases in Beef Cattle
    The SVMA wishes to thank the presenters of the course for their support in making this adapted into a online CE course.

    Dennis Will, DVM, retired CFIA
    Yolande Seddon, PhD, WCVM Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Kaley Pugh, MSc, Director, Animal Protections Services of Saskatchewan
    John Campbell, DVM, WCVM herd health and sustainable beef systems research

    Watch the video, then answer the questions at the end to receive one hour of SVMA approved CE credit.

    Watch the video, then answer the questions at the end to receive one hour of SVMA approved CE credit. 


    This licensing course is for new and existing members. 
    This course is approved for 4 hours of Continuing Education.
    New members will be pre-enrolled on the date of their approval. Existing members can self-enroll for $75.00 + GST. 
    Please note that this course must be completed within 30 days of enrollment.