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SAVT Membership


Membership in the Saskatchewan Association of Veterinary Technologists (SAVT), your provincial association is an investment in your career, as well as in the future of your chosen profession!

The SAVT is your provincial voice, while RVTTC represents you at your national level, fostering understanding between the profession, the public, government, advocating on your behalf on critical issues; and encouraging collaboration with industry and other Veterinary organizations to promote professional excellence in all disciplines of the profession.

Membership in the SAVT and RVTTC is your link to more than 10,000 colleagues across Canada who now become a part of your professional network. Whether you are large animal, small animal; specialize in a medical field, research; or work as a Rep; membership provides access to an array of resources that reflect the diversity of the profession and the challenging environment in which you work. Among these are: Policies on practice guidelines, code of ethics, all created by fellow members to guide RVT’s in the exemplary practice of their profession. National certification exams; salary and career information;  a vast menu of continuing Education /professional development programs that keep your informed about the developments with the profession and with the Association.

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Registration:
All Veterinary Technologists must be registered in the Province of Saskatchewan as an SAVT /SVMA Active member to work in a clinic as an RVT. All your registration information will be forwarded to the SVMA for acceptance into the registrar.
*You may not use the title RVT or Veterinary Technologist or engage in the practise of Veterinary Technology in Saskatchewan without registration in both Associations.

Practise of Veterinary Technology - An individual is deemed to be practising veterinary technology when they:

a) represent oneself directly or indirectly, as engaging in the practise of veterinary technology, and/or
b) use any words or, letters of titles as to induce the belief that the individual using them is qualified to engage in the practise of veterinary technology and/or
c) provide professional medical care, monitor and treat animals, under the supervision of a veterinarian.

More information on governance and legislation can be found here.

SAVT Membership renewals: Must be logged into your account to view pages. Renewals are open November 1 to December 31. 

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Student Membership

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  • Free to students enrolled in an accredited Animal Health Technology/Veterinary Technology program
  • September 1 - August 31 membership year
  • Must provide proof of enrollment
  • Must transfer to Provisional or Active membership once graduated and working in a clinic
  • Has 6 months from VTNE writing to register as an active member if not working in a clinic setting.

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Provisional Membership

  • Must have graduated from a CVMA/AVMA accredited Animal Health Technology/Veterinary Technology program in present year.
  • Is pending the writing of; or confirmation of results of, the national exam as approved by the SVMA (Currently the VTNE)
  • Requires documents to upload:
    • official transcript directly sent from school or copy of your diploma signed by SVMA member/notary public
    • Copy of VTNE confirmation receipt (please upload full email as pdf and forward the original email to SAVT)

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Active Membership

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  • Must have graduated from a CVMA/AVMA accredited Animal Health Technology/Veterinary Technology program
  • Has passed the national exam as approved by the SVMA  (Currently the VTNE)
  • Be an active member transferring from another province with no break in membership or must have written the VTNE within 3 years.
  • Requires Documents to upload at application:
    • official transcript directly sent from school or copy of your diploma signed by SVMA member/notary public
    • copy of VTNE pass letter
    • Letter of Standing from previous Associations

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Short-Term Active Membership

All RVT's practicing Veterinary Medicine in the province of Saskatchewan must be on the SVMA/SAVT registrar. This includes volunteers for spay/neuter clinics or other volunteer initiatives. A short-term practice member is a registered veterinary technologist who is licensed to engage in the practice of veterinary medicine under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian for a period not exceeding 90 days total in any fiscal year. The short term licence is valid until December 31st in the year in which it is granted.

  • Must have graduated from a CVMA/AVMA accredited Animal Health Technology/Veterinary Technology program
  • Has passed the national exam as approved by the SVMA  (Currently the VTNE)
  • Must be a current active member in another province.
  • Requires Documents to upload at application:
    • copy of proof of current active membership
    • official transcript directly sent from school or copy of your diploma signed by SVMA member/notary public
    • copy of VTNE pass letter
    • Letter of Standing from previous Associations

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Social Membership

  • Has Graduated from an Animal Health Technology/Veterinary Technology Program
  • Is from out of Province and wants to keep up to date with SAVT
  • Is retired or no longer working in a clinic setting (not recommended if planning to return to work in a clinic setting)

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SAVT Membership Withdrawal Form

  • request letter of standing for another province
  • inform SAVT that you will not be renewing membership
  • no longer wish to hold a membership with SAVT

CLICK HERE TO WITHDRAW