Join your colleagues for a relaxing evening
of delicious food, great company and spirited discussion….
Monday November 24
CRAVE Kitchen & Wine Bar
1925 Victoria Ave, Regina
6:30 pm Cocktails
7:00 pm Dinner & Discussion:
Darlene Chalmers, PhD MSW RSW
Trisha Dowling, DVM, MSc, DACVIM (LAIM) & DACVCP
Tickets for dinner & wellness talk: $20
RSVP by Thursday November 20….
to [email protected] or 306-955-7868
Presented by the SVMA Professional Wellness and USask Veterinary Social Work Initiatives Committees
Nov 3/4, 2014
The Equine Chapter of the SBCV will hold our 43rd Annual Fall Equine Seminar
Monday & Tuesday, November 3rd and 4th, 2014; The Town and Country Inn, Delta, BC
Featured Speakers: Dr. Nick Frank, Tufts University, MA; Dr. Hal Schott, Michigan State University, MI.
Topics: Endocrine Disorders in the Older Horse and Medical Case Studies - Weight Loss, Liver, Kidney, etc.
Registration package will be mailed in August. Contact Dr. John Twidale Ph/Fax: 604-930-8090
[email protected]
Information at -
Nov 7-9 2014
The Saskatchewan Association of Veterinary Technologists (SAVT) is celebrating its 30th anniversary at their
annual general meeting, tradeshow, and continuing education conference, to be held November 7 to 9, 2014,
at the Radisson Hotel Saskatoon and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. See for info.
Nov 8, 2014
MSK Ultrasound Course Calgary, Alberta. This course is an introduction of MSK ultrasound in small animalsapplications, equipment and scanning principles. Lecture will cover diagnostic ultrasound of the shoulder,
Carpal Tarsal, Iliopsoas and Stifle with some interesting case presentations and an afternoon scan lab.
Instructor Dr Debra Canapp DVM Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation.
7.5 CE credits available. For more information and to register go to
Questions? [email protected] 1866-382-6937.
Nov 8/9, 2014
Focus and Flourish presents Femoral Head Ostectomy (Nov 8) and Medial Patella Luxations (Nov 9)
in Calgary. For information visit
Nov 15/16, 2014
TPLO Course-Calgary, Alberta. This 2 Day combination lecture and wet lab will cover the TPLO procedure and
MPL stabilization combined with TPLO. Instructor: Dr. Audrey Remedios DVM, MVetSc, DACVS. 10.5 CE credits
available. For more information and to register Questions? [email protected] 1866-3826937.
Nov 26, 2014
Animal Welfare & Why it Matters
11:30am - 1:15pm SIA Agribition Queensbury Convention Centre Salon 3, Regina SK
Dr Jennifer Walker, DVM,PhD,Dip.ACVPM - Director of Dairy Stewardship, Dean Foods
A California Native, Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s in Animal Science (1994) and her DVM (2000) from the
University of California at Davis. As an associate veterinarian in California a practice specializing in dairy herd
health she developed her interests in on-farm education, udder health and animal welfare. In 2010 she
completed her PhD in Veterinary Preventive Medicine at The Ohio State University where she also minored in
University Education. Her work in education included the development and delivery of a graduate level course,
“Current Issues in Animal Welfare” in addition to serving as in Assistant Instructor for the required veterinary
ethics course, leading lectures on humane euthanasia and animal handling. Jennifer joined Dean Foods as their
Director of Dairy Stewardship in July of 2010. In this role, she is putting to use her expertise in farm milk quality
and passion for animal welfare by working with customers, suppliers, dairy farmers to develop an industry
wide standard that promotes the good welfare of dairy cattle.
Members - $25, Non - Members - $25, Students – Free; Qualifies for one (1) hr CE credit through SVMA.
RSVP ONLINE BY: November 24, 2014 Q? Call Kathryn Tonita, PAg (306)787-5142 [email protected]
Nov. 29/30, 2014
TTA Course-Calgary, Alberta. This 2 day course will involve lecture covering Cranial Cruciate Disease, TTA
history, theory, required equipment and the step by step procedure along with a wet lab. Instructor: Dr. Lorne
Carroll DVM. 12.5 CE credits available. For more information and to register Questions?
[email protected] 1866-382-6937.
November 30, 2014
Small Animal Endocrinology Workshop
Hosted by the Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: WCVM 2115
Cost: $183.75. Registration fee includes sessions, lunch and refreshment breaks.
This all-day continuing education (CE) session will update your knowledge of small animal clinical
endocrinology. Our presenters will cover some of the basics as well as some of the newest findings in this area.
Presenters will also talk about the most common diseases such as diabetes, hyperadrenocorticism,
hyperthyroidism and hypoadrenocorticism.
The workshop's last session will be a chance for you to work together with the presenters in working some
easy (and some not-so-easy) case presentations.
Workshop Schedule
 8:30-9:30 a.m.: "The role of calcium in small animal practice"
Presenter: Dr. Meg Scuderi, resident, small animal medicine, WCVM
 9:30-10:30 a.m.: "Addisons disease: keep in mind"
Presenter: Dr. Anthony Carr, professor, small animal medicine, WCVM
 10:30-11 a.m.: Coffee break
 11 a.m.-12 p.m.: "Cushings disease: something new, something old, something blue"
Presenter: Dr. Anthony Carr, professor, small animal medicine, WCVM
 12-1 p.m.: Lunch
 1-2 p.m.: "Feline diabetes mellitus: advances in monitoring and treatment"
Presenter: Dr. Liz Snead, professor, small animal medicine, WCVM
 2-3 p.m.: "Hyperthyroidis: an update"
Presenter: Dr. Liz Snead, professor, small animal medicine, WCVM
 3-3:30 p.m.: Coffee break
 3:30-5 p.m: "Mystery (or not) endocrine rounds"
WCVM leaders: Drs. M. Casey Gaunt, Anthony Carr, Liz Snead
To register, please download and complete the registration form. Fax (306-966-8747) or mail your registration
form (along with credit card information or cheque) to:
Jackie Bahnmann, Continuing Education Coordinator
Western College of Veterinary Medicine, U of S
52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4
Tel: 306-966-7108 | Fax: 306-966-8747
Please make cheques payable to: University of Saskatchewan
The Pet Loss Support Group meets the first and third Sunday of every month at 2:00 pm
At W.A. Edwards Family Centre, 333 4th Avenue North, Saskatoon. Call (306) 343.5322
New Food & Farming Organization Launching in
Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan is set to serve up menus of opportunity
and food for thought at official launch event
Consumers increasingly want to know more about where their food comes and hear from those who raise and
grow it. To capitalize on connecting with consumers and build on Saskatchewan's food and farming profile, a new
organization called Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan (FFC SK) will be a one-stop marketplace for consumers,
farmers and members organizations on all things food and farming.
"The vision of Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan is an organization
that focuses on the production of food from farm gate to the
consumer plate," emphasizes Adele Buettner, Executive Director of
FACS. "Not only will farmers and ranchers be involved in Farm &
Food Care, but also food processors, retailers, wholesalers, chefs...
all those who have a stake in food and farming in the province.
We're excited to invite everyone to the table to engage in real
dialogue on the topics that matter to all of us."
Joe Kleinsasser, Interim Board Chair for Farm & Food Care
Saskatchewan, has been immersed in the formation of the new organization. "Farm & Food Care presents
tremendous opportunities to connect farmers with consumers. With less than 2% of people in Canada having a
direct link to the farm these days, it is important for us to let people know that agriculture in the province is a
dynamic, vibrant and technologically advanced industry. Those of us who are intimately involved in food
production in the province want consumers to know that we take great pride in producing food that is nutritious
and safe to eat."
Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan will host an industry launch entitled
"Farms at the Table: Menus for Opportunity"
December 10-11 at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel in Saskatoon.
This exciting two-day event will kick off with an inspiring workshop on communicating with consumers and
networking within the industry on December 10. Facilitators include:
Mike Klein whose presentation "Getting the Dirt on Digital - Earning Attention in a Time-Crunched World" will
help participants navigate through the maze of digital tools and their implications and applications for the
agriculture industry.
Dennis Prouse of CropLife Canada who will be speaking on "De-mystifying the World of Lobbying".
Kelly Daynard, Farm & Food Care Ontario, whose "Speak Up" training will focus on how to get the message of
modern-day agriculture out to consumers.
On December 11, a line-up of thought-provoking, renowned speakers will be sharing their stories with conference
goers. Presenters and topics include:
 Rob Saik, CEO Agri-Trend Inc., and author of The Agriculture Manifesto - Non-Science and Food Paranoia;
 Kelly Daynard, Communications Manager, Farm & Food Care Ontario - Getting the Real Dirt on Farming;
 Carrie Mess (Dairy Carrie), Blogger and U.S. Social Media Farmer of the Year - Welcome to the World of
Agvocacy; and
 Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Director, Office of Science and Technology, McGill University - Agricultural Myths and
For more information, contact:
Joe Kleinsasser
Adele Buettner
2015 ______________________________________
January 15-17, 2015
Western Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners
2015 Annual Conference “Show Me the Money!”
Thursday-Saturday, January 15-17, 2015; Saskatoon, SK
Contact: Phyllis Mierau, 1-866-269-8387 e-mail: [email protected]; website:
September 17-19, 2015
2015 SVMA Conference
Delta Regina Hotel, Regina SK