SVMA Online Classoom

This site is dedicated to providing SVMA online continuing education. It also serves as the platform for new SVMA members to complete their licensing exam.
You must be enrolled in a course in order to have access.  

All registrations for courses in the online classroom will be valid for one year, meaning all course registered for must be taken and completed within a year.  If you are unenrolled from a course, you will need to re-enroll to take it.   

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




    Available courses

    The licensing seminar is only available for those SVMA members who or have not taken it or require it as part of their licensing criteria. This course is also date restricted.

    The licensing seminar is only available for those SVMA members who have not taken it or require it as part of their licensing criteria. This particular course is for 2nd year veterinary technology students and 4th year veterinary students. The course dates are restricted.

    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.

    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 course is restricted to SVMA member RVT's who were registered prior to January 1, 2018.

    This course qualifies you for 3 hours of Continuing Education.

    Please note that all SVMA member RVT's will need to complete this course by December 31, 2019.

    All RVT's registered after January 1, 2018 will be required to attend a licensing seminar and complete the exam post-seminar.