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 – 11/29/22 – Vaccinology 101 – VETGirl

Virtual

VETGirl Presents: In this complimentary, 1-hour, VETgirl–Merck Animal Health webinar, Christopher Lee, DVM, MPH, DACVPM will review the science behind vaccines and vaccine protocols. Tune in to learn how you can develop vaccine SOP’s and protocols to ensure consistency. Join Dr. Lee as he discusses the basics of vaccinology and immunology, reviews recommended canine and feline vaccination protocols and vaccine efficacy so that you are better equipped to answer questions from pet owners!

Free

Webinar – 11/29/22 – Fear Free Team Culture Building – Fear Free

Virtual

Fear Free Presents: Building a Fear Free culture can feel daunting for even the most dedicated Fear Free veterinary professional. Join Julie Liu, DVM, as she discusses ways to engage and empower your team to get on board with Fear Free and provide a greater level of compassion for your patients.

Free

Webinar – 11/30/22 – Feline Behavioral Pharmacology and Feline Urolithiasis Management – VETGirl

Virtual

VETGirl Presents: In this complimentary, 2-hour VETgirl–Royal Canin webinar, Dr. Meghan Herron, DACVB reviews how psychopharmacology in the form of medications, supplements and diet can be used to combat fear, anxiety, and stress in our feline patients. In Part 2, and Dr. Anne Marie Germain will share pearls and tips for feline urolithiasis management.

Free

Webinar – 12/1/22 – Dogs Are Always Food Motivated – They Need It for Survival – It’s our role to figure out what works best in different situations! – PPG (fee applies)

Virtual

PPG Presents (fee applies): In this not to be missed presentation, we will immerse ourselves into the topic of food motivation, increasing our understanding of why some dogs are indifferent to food during their training sessions, and discuss a variety of solutions!

$30 – $35

Webinar – 12/1/22 – Maddie’s® Insights: Gabapentin and Behavior Modification for Shelter Cats – Maddie’s Fund

Virtual

Maddie's Fund Presents: In this presentation, results will be shared from a new study assessing using a standardized behavior modification program and daily gabapentin administration to treat fearful cats from hoarding environments. Further, instructions and resources for conducting behavior modification in shelters will be shared, along with a summary of a growing body of research and in-shelter experience demonstrating that many fearful cats from hoarding environments are treatable in shelters and can have positive outcomes in homes.

Free

Webinar – 12/1/22 – Community Engagement: The Lifesaving Philosophy – NACA/Justice Clearinghouse

Virtual

NACA/Justice Clearinghouse Presents: The term “community engagement” gets thrown around a lot, as if it is something that an officer can do if they have a few extra minutes. To unlock the full potential of community engagement, however, we must start thinking of it as less of a project and more of a state of mind. In this course you will learn how embracing community engagement as a mindset can, and will, increase lifesaving efforts and officer safety.  

Free
Recurring

Zoom Meeting – Monthly – Focus on Felines Job-Alike – HASS

Virtual

HASS Presents: Join the monthly Feline Focus Job-Alike. Human Animal Support Services facilitates Job-Alike Groups to provide colleagues with similar roles and responsibilities the opportunity to discuss common issues, ask questions, determine best practices, and share program ideas among their peers.

Free

Webinar – 12/3/22 – Conversation-Based Adoptions with Trish McMillan – Shelter Behavior Hub (fee applies)

Virtual

Shelter Behavior Hub Presents (fee applies): We want to find the best possible homes for the dogs in our care, but we also don’t want our adopters to feel like we think they’re criminals. How do we walk this fine line? Conversation-based adoptions! If you help make adoption matches for a rescue or a shelter, or just occasionally rescue animals privately, learn the modern way to make great matches happen!

$45

Webinar – 12/6/22 – Mitigating Fear, Anxiety & Stress for Dogs in Isolation or Quarantine – Fear Free

Virtual

Fear Free Presents: Whether you are managing animals in a shelter environment, veterinary clinic, or laboratory setting, the welfare of animals in isolation housing is of utmost importance. Join Meghan Herron, DVM, DACVB, as she reviews signs of animal stress, how to mitigate stress, and specific tips for promoting good welfare for dogs in quarantine or isolation.

Free
Recurring

Zoom Meeting – Monthly – Marketing and Communications Job-Alike Meeting – HASS

Virtual

HASS Presents: Human Animal Support Services facilitates Job-Alike Groups to provide colleagues with similar roles and responsibilities the opportunity to discuss common issues, ask questions, determine best practices, and share program ideas among their peers. This group is for Marketing and Communications and occurs once a month unless otherwise posted.

Free

Webinar – 12/7/22 – What’s the Story with Your Data? – The AAWA

Virtual

The AAWA Presents: Learn how to tell your story effectively using data through visualization development, simplify the message for reporters and various stakeholders, and use individual stories about pets and their people to illustrate the faces behind the numbers.

Free

Webinar – 12/7/22 – Preventing Bites in the Veterinary Hospital. – PPG (fee applies)

Virtual

PPG Presents (fee applies): Bites can be prevented in the hospital environment when staff is trained properly in understanding body language and when they understand force free, positive techniques. Keeping our patients under threshold while in the hospital is critical and learning alternate ways to handle a fearful animal is needed to keep the staff safe.

$30 – $35

Webinar – 12/7/22 – Environmental Chemicals and Cancer Risks in Dogs: What Should We Be Advising Owners? – HSVMA

Virtual

HSVMA Presents: The presentation will explain the importance of preventative cancer recommendations for canine patients in the primary care setting. Several common canine cancers have been shown to be related to environmental chemical exposures. This presentation will identify specific environmental chemical exposures associated with specific cancers in dogs, or in people with analogous cancers.

Free

Webinar – 12/8/22 – Small Animal Medicine Mini Boot Camp Series: Cardiology – UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (fee applies)

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Presents (fee applies): In this session, the instructors will discuss and share updates regarding the diagnosis and treatment of heartworm disease and discuss how new discoveries are affecting clinical practice.  They will also answer your inquiries and present approaches to common clinical conundrums.

$79 – $139
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