This calendar is a listing of webinars, other learning opportunities, online meetings and other upcoming national events related to animal sheltering and related areas of interest.

Only some of these events are produced by the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program. Most are being created and sponsored by other groups and agencies.  Being listed here does not mean that we have reviewed the material contained.  We are trying to provide a variety of resources to hopefully help make your life a little easier.  For additional information on any of these items before or after the event please contact the organizer directly (listed in the item description).

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Webinar – 4/13/21 – The Link between Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence – Center for Domestic Peace and Marin Humane

Virtual

Center for Domestic Peace and Marin Humane Present: Join Center for Domestic Peace and Marin Humane to build community around this critical topic. We’ll take a deeper dive into the research, explore ways to identify abuse, and provide practical steps to take to help people and animals in need. April is dedicated to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Free

Online Event – Wednesdays – Maddie’s Instructor Summit – AmPa!

AmPa! Presents: The AmPA! weekly Maddie's Instructor Summit offers shelters and rescues a chance to talk through the most current animal sheltering challenges! Topics will change each week. You'll join Dr. Ellen Jefferson and the instructors from Maddie's Lifesaving Academy, as well as other industry leaders, but, more importantly, you'll be able to engage face to face (digitally!) with people like you. Because not feeling alone makes this work a lot easier.

Free

Webinar – 4/14/21 – Pain and Suffering in the ER: A New Paradigm – HSVMA

Virtual

HSVMA Presents: Based on Dr. Geller’s 20 years experience as an emergency clinician, this fast-paced presentation will include practical tips and procedures for the emergency clinician, as well as students and interns considering working in emergency medicine. A special focus will be made on maintaining patient comfort and welfare concerns in the chaotic environment of the veterinary emergency room. 

Free

Webinar – 4/14/21 – Making the most of treatment options for allergic dermatitis – VETGirl

Virtual

VETGirl Presents: In this complimentary VETgirl–Zoetis webinar, Dr. Fiona Bateman, DACVD reviews the theory and practice of managing multiple allergic presentations. Using real-world cases, she’ll discuss the management of allergic dermatitis from initial onset of itch, the impact of inflammation, how to manage acute hotspots, what works (and what may not) in otitis cases and more!

Free

Webinar – 4/15/21 – Chill out – incorporating conditioned relaxation techniques into behavioral therapy – Dr. Christopher Pachel – Dog iBox (fee applies)

Virtual

Dog iBox Presents (fee applies): This presentation will introduce a variety of ways to condition a reliable relaxation response using techniques that can be applied to many different patient temperaments and learning styles. Video examples will be provided to illustrate key points that maximize the success of this technique. Practical applications for incorporating this exercise into treatment plans for a variety of behavioral diagnoses such as noise phobia, resource guarding, and leash reactive behaviors will also be covered.

$29.90

Webinar – 4/15/21 – Permission, Not Permissive – Suzanne Clothier (fee applies)

Virtual

Suzanne Clothier Presents (fee applies): Have you ever wondered how to be positive in your training and relationship with dogs, and yet not end up just being run over or dragged here & there? It can be really challenging to find the balance between positive and pushover. This webinar tackles the confusion, and gives you some practical solutions that are simple and effective. Dogs appreciate the clarification! And you’ll learn how to be fair and consistent without having to harden your heart, deprive or ignore your dog.

$24.95

Webinar – 4/15/21 – Financial Pearls for Veterinary Professionals – VETGirl

Virtual

VETGirl Presents: In this complimentary VETgirl–Blue Buffalo webinar, The White Coat Investor, Dr. Jim Dahle, reviews financial tips and pearls for veterinary professionals. Tune in for some financial tips that will help veterinary professionals be successful in their careers. Increasing the financial security of veterinary professionals helps them to be better partners, parents, and doctors along with reducing burnout, decreasing suicide risk, and improving patient care.

Free

Online Meeting – Fridays – Animal Welfare Leadership Round Up – Hosted by Maddie’s Fund

Virtual

Maddie's Fund Presents - These calls are for executive and leadership level staff. 150 to 200 shelter professionals, national leaders and shelter veterinarians typically participate and we discuss everything from disaster and emergency relief planning, to creating more diverse, equitable and inclusive organizations, to addressing the realities of budget reductions and the need to pivot to better serve people and animals.

Free

Online Course – 4/16/21 to 4/18/21 – How I manage common ocular & cardiac problems – IVS (fee applies)

Virtual

IVS Presents (fee applies): Gary & Kathy are going to discuss management of the most common problems that they encounter in their clinical practices. This course will present a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of these common problems using a combination of didactic and case-based teaching. This combination of a Cardiologist and an Ophthalmologist is sure to provide you with some very practical tips on a broad range of topics.

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Webinar – 4/16/21 – An Evidenced-Based Comparison: Alfaxalone vs. Propofol – Think Anesthesia

Virtual

Think Anesthesia Presents: The presentation compares these two common induction and maintenance agents in healthy patient populations within on-label applications and explores more diverse patient populations or patients with co-morbidities that may require anesthesia. Upon completion participants should have sufficient literature-based evidence to best select the appropriate induction agent for their patient and clinical situation.

Free

Webinar – 4/16/21 – Starting Small Animal Dentistry – VDOS

Virtual

VDOS Presents: This webinar will introduce you to the world of small animal dentistry and oral surgery. It will explain what equipment, instruments, materials, knowledge and practical skills are needed to become profitable in the most lucrative discipline of veterinary medicine.

Free

Online Event – 4/17/21 – Online Behavior Day – Community Cats Podcast (fee applies)

Virtual

Community Cats Podcast Presents (fee applies): Join Community Cats Podcast for our second annual Online Behavior Day, featuring Pam Johnson-Bennett, certified cat behavior consultant and author; Dr. Rachel Geller, certified cat behavior and retention specialist, and executive director of The Cat Connection; Tabitha Kucera, CCBC, KPA-CTP, Fear Free- and Low Stress Handling-certified registered veterinary technician; and Arden Moore, dog/cat behavior consultant, master pet first aid instructor, radio host, and author.

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Webinar – 4/17/21 – Common Dental and Oral Pathology – VDOS (fee applies)

Virtual

VDOS Presents (fee applies): This webinar will review the most common dental and oral pathologies in dogs and cats, including periodontal disease, gingival enlargement, oral ulcers, stomatitis, eosinophilic granuloma, pyogenic granuloma, tooth wear, tooth fracture, endodontic and periapical disease, tooth resorption, jaw fracture, temporomandibular joint disorders, palate defects, oral soft tissue trauma, and oral tumors. The focus is on recognizing potential causes and diagnostic features of these conditions. The didactic lecture will last 1.5 hours, but the webinar is designed so that there is extra time for interactive participation and answering your questions.

$44.99

Online Course – 4/16/21 to 4/18/21 – How I manage common ocular & cardiac problems – IVS (fee applies)

Virtual

IVS Presents (fee applies): Gary & Kathy are going to discuss management of the most common problems that they encounter in their clinical practices. This course will present a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of these common problems using a combination of didactic and case-based teaching. This combination of a Cardiologist and an Ophthalmologist is sure to provide you with some very practical tips on a broad range of topics.

See event info

Online Course – 4/16/21 to 4/18/21 – How I manage common ocular & cardiac problems – IVS (fee applies)

Virtual

IVS Presents (fee applies): Gary & Kathy are going to discuss management of the most common problems that they encounter in their clinical practices. This course will present a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of these common problems using a combination of didactic and case-based teaching. This combination of a Cardiologist and an Ophthalmologist is sure to provide you with some very practical tips on a broad range of topics.

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Webinar – 4/18/21 – Vaccinating Cats: Everyday Evidence – VETGirl

Virtual

VETGirl Presents: In this complimentary VETgirl–Zoetis webinar, Dr. Annette Litster will present a review of the peer-reviewed literature on vaccination in cats to inform vaccine protocols using an evidence-based approach. Information on the immune response, adverse reactions to vaccines, injection site sarcomas, duration of immunity, route of administration, maternally-derived immunity and updates from the 2020 AAHA/AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines will be discussed.

Free
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