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02-10-2019 2020 Regional Spring CE Sessions
Four Cities. Six Hours of CE Featuring Anesthesiology, Gastrointestinal Disease, and CVBC-Recommended Antimicrobial Stewardship Sessions.
01-29-2020 Updated Novel Coronavirus Relevant Information For Chapter Members
2020 Coronavirus Information and Resources for SBCV Chapter Members
As a benefit of your membership in the CVMA-SBCV Chapter, we provide you with current and relevant information in one easy-to-access place.
01-14-2020 If You Wish To Donate to Help Those People and Animals Affected by the Fires in Australia
Here is how you can help those affected by the fires in Australia.

12-17-2019 Veterinarian Shortage in BC Reaching Crisis Level
09-30-2019 CVMA-SBCV Chapter Fall Conference and Trade Show
The CVMA-SBCV Chapter is pleased to inform you that we have found a new venue for the 2019 Fall Conference and Trade Show. We were informed last week by the Pinnacle Harbourfront that they were experiencing a labour disruption and would be unable to accommodate our Conference.

09-03-2019 What BC Veterinarians Need to Know About Rabies
With the recent human rabies case on Vancouver Island, the number of rabies inquiries and potential exposures reported has dramatically increased across the province. Rabies is a reportable animal disease to the Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) in BC under the Reportable and Notifiable Disease Regulation, pursuant to the BC Animal Health Act [2014]. BC veterinarians fulfill their reporting requirements by submitting samples from a suspect animal to the CFIA laboratory for rabies testing.
09-03-2019 Update to the PST Ruling
The Chapter has received the following from Rulings and Interpretations Team of the Ministry of Finance

“Upon further review, there is an error in the original ruling sent on February 22, 2019. In the third paragraph on page 2, the legislative reference should read, “When a veterinarian injects a drug into an animal, the veterinarian is providing an exempt related service under paragraph 73(1)(d) of the PSTEER.”
08-06-2019 Implications of Off Label Use of Pest Control Products from our friends at Alberta Veterinary Medical Association This is used with permission directly from Alberta and has not been reviewed by the CVBC.
Prescribing and Dispensing of Pest Control Products by Veterinarians
The ABVMA, in response to questions from Alberta veterinarians, is sharing from Health Canada and has provided this information to the Chapter with permission to reprint.
A document called Distribution of Pest Control Products by Veterinarians From PMRA Health Canada is available by clicking on the title.
07-25-2019 2019 FALL CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW INCLUDING WET LABS
Welcome to the 2019 CVMA-SBCV Chapter Fall Conference and Trade Show, featuring 12 CE credit hours of relevant and timely sessions: Emergency and Critical Care, Cannabis, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Zoonotic Diseases, and Dermatology.

New this year is the addition of a Basic and an Advanced Dental Wet Lab pre-conference on Friday November 1, 2019 (4 CE credit hours each)
06-21-2019 Positive Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease in Vancouver
There is a positive Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease in a building in downtown Vancouver. The CVO will be issuing a stop movement and vaccination order for all rabbits in the building. The CVO will issue an information bulletin today about the presence in a pet rabbit in Vancouver.

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