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Friday Sessions


November 1, 2019 (Saskatoon Inn)

2:30 pm - 6:30 pm (Canadian Room)

*Registration (bag pick-up) starts at 2:00 pm. Located at the Conference booth, top of the ramp outside Ballroom A. 

Recognizing and Responding to Non Accidental Injuries

Don Ferguson CD, RVT

The presentation will focus on the basics for understanding and reporting animal abuse and neglect under the Animal Protection Act, 2018. It will help familiarize practitioners with terminology used in animal cruelty investigations as well as provide the who, what, where, when, and why of animal abuse using current research and investigations. 

Canadian Beef and Dairy Codes of Practice and What They Mean for You

  Tim Nickel, DVM

A brief discussion on the NFAAC Codes of Practice for Beef and Dairy. As well, an overview of available intervention strategies a available in Canada today.   

An Update on the Saskatchewan Animal Rescue Certification Program

Michelle Spark, Shelter Manager, Battlefords Humane Society and Sandra Anderson, Program Director, Saskatchewan SPCA

Presently there is no licencing or training required in order to establish or operate an animal rescue. Concerns continue to be raised by the animal welfare sector, the public, and animal enforcement agencies relating to the welfare of animals in some rescues. Caring for homeless animals is difficult work and rescues without sufficient training or resources may become overwhelmed with the tremendous responsibility. The proposed voluntary Saskatchewan Animal Rescue Certification Program seeks to raise the standard of care in animal rescues by providing education, training, and mentorship opportunities for animal rescues and shelters. 

Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations Part XII:  Transport of Animals

Dr. Allison Danyluk Ross DVM

This presentation will contain a quick summary of the existing regulations, a review of the regulations that were added or updated, the rationale behind those changes, and how this is most applicable to staff in veterinary clinics.

Speaker Cancellation or Illness: The Friday program is subject to change. The SAVT reserves the right to make session and speaker adjustments as required. In the event of a speaker cancellation or illness, SAVT will attempt to find a suitable replacement.