Welcome to our Events Calendar!

Here, you’ll find a variety of webinars, learning opportunities, online meetings, and national events focused on animal sheltering and related interests.

While some events are hosted by the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, most are organized by other groups and agencies. Please note that being listed here doesn’t mean we’ve reviewed the material.

We’re here to provide you with a range of resources to help make your life easier. For more details about any event, feel free to contact the organizer directly (you’ll find their info in the event description).

Know of any event that we are missing that you think should be shown here? 

EMAIL US at events@sheltermedportal.com

Webinar – 7/11/24 – Why is My Dog “Ignoring” My Cue? – FDSA (fee applies)

Virtual

FDSA Presents (fee applies): In this webinar we discuss the myriad of reasons why our dog may not respond to our first cue when cued to perform a behavior, including; lack of understanding, enjoying an alternative behavior, lack of adequate motivation, arousal in excess of optimal levels, physical discomfort (present or anticipated), mental / emotional discomfort (present or anticipated), fatigue (physical / mental), and situations when the behavior is perceived as too “high effort”.

$19.95

Webinar – 7/16/24 – The Missing LINK in Social Work: Addressing Animal Abuse to Improve Delivery of Services to Vulnerable Victims – NACA/Justice Clearinghouse

Virtual

NACA/Justice Clearinghouse Presents: This webinar will identify six reasons why social workers should be aware of human-animal relationships and nine career opportunities, with action steps, to reduce the ”PAWS” Gap, improve the delivery of services, identify clients’ risk and resiliency factors, enhance social and environmental justice, and improve responses to all vulnerable members of families and communities.

Free

Online Seminar – July 16, 17, 23, and 24, 2024 – Practical Exercises for Resolving Canine Reactivity – Puppyworks

Virtual

Puppyworks Presents (fee applies): A hands-on training webinar in 4 sessions! Suzanne Clothier’s client-friendly techniques harness the voluntary actions of dogs that handlers can reinforce to minimize reactivity.

$89 – $119

Online Seminar – July 16, 17, 23, and 24, 2024 – Practical Exercises for Resolving Canine Reactivity – Puppyworks

Virtual

Puppyworks Presents (fee applies): A hands-on training webinar in 4 sessions! Suzanne Clothier’s client-friendly techniques harness the voluntary actions of dogs that handlers can reinforce to minimize reactivity.

$89 – $119

Online Seminar – July 16, 17, 23, and 24, 2024 – Practical Exercises for Resolving Canine Reactivity – Puppyworks

Virtual

Puppyworks Presents (fee applies): A hands-on training webinar in 4 sessions! Suzanne Clothier’s client-friendly techniques harness the voluntary actions of dogs that handlers can reinforce to minimize reactivity.

$89 – $119

Webinar – 7/25/24 – Help for the Helpers: Recognizing and Addressing Stress Injury in Animal Control Officers – NACA/Justice Clearinghouse

Virtual

NACA/Justice Clearinghouse Presents: Given the challenges in our field, what can we do to care for ourselves, our peers, and our staff? This webinar will provide an introduction to common occupational stressors in animal protection services and evidence-based strategies to support well-being in complex stress, trauma-exposed work.

Free

Webinar – 7/25/24 – “Behavioral Euthanasia: Taking the Stigma Out of a Difficult Decision” with Dr. Shana Gilbert-Gregory – ACVB (fee applies)

Virtual

ACVB Presents (fee applies): This presentation will discuss behavioral considerations for euthanasia, tools to discuss behavioral euthanasia with clients and staff, humane protocols for euthanizing patients with fear, anxiety and aggression disorders, considerations for veterinary personnel in navigating the emotions associated with behavioral euthanasia and resources for support in navigating moving forward after behavioral euthanasia.

$40

Webinar – 7/28/24 – Empowerment in Adversity: Cultivating Strength Through Loss and Fatigue – National Kitten Coalition

Virtual

National Kitten Coalition Presents: This enlightening presentation delves into the unique challenges faced by caregivers, offering a sanctuary of knowledge to combat burnout and stress. You’ll learn to craft a personalized stress management plan, integrating coping strategies with insights from neuroscience to navigate the demanding world of feline rescue.  This session is designed to support your mental well-being, ensuring you’re equipped to continue your invaluable work with these fragile creatures, while also safeguarding your own resilience.

Free

Webinar – 8/1/24 – Handling and Solving Conflicts with Wild Snakes – NACA/Justice Clearinghouse

Virtual

NACA/Justice Clearinghouse Presents: This webinar will explore the issues, the challenges, and the opportunities for agencies and individuals to promote non-lethal snake policies and protocols.  We will cover a brief overview of snake biology, the identification of venomous, non-venomous, and exotic snakes, and handling and response protocols for animal control and wildlife professionals.

Free

Webinar – 8/13/24 and 8/14/24 – Update on Antimicrobial Use and Stewardship Recommendations in Large and Companion Animals – CVMA (fee applies)

Virtual

CVMA Presents (fee applies): This online seminar will cover important updates on antimicrobial use in both large and companion animals, as well as recommendations for antimicrobial stewardship.

$25 – $120

Webinar – 8/13/24 and 8/14/24 – Update on Antimicrobial Use and Stewardship Recommendations in Large and Companion Animals – CVMA (fee applies)

Virtual

CVMA Presents (fee applies): This online seminar will cover important updates on antimicrobial use in both large and companion animals, as well as recommendations for antimicrobial stewardship.

$25 – $120

Webinar – 8/22/24 – Are you ready for CATastrophe? – National Kitten Coalition

Virtual

National Kitten Coalition Presents: This session will offer participants a brief overview of emergency planning and response for animal shelters, rescue groups, and foster parents, with a focus on considerations for kittens. It will cover common emergencies to prepare for, information on creating an emergency plan for shelters and foster homes in advance of a crisis, and agencies and organizations that can help with the process.

Free

Online Seminar – July 16, 17, 23, and 24, 2024 – Practical Exercises for Resolving Canine Reactivity – Puppyworks

Virtual

Puppyworks Presents (fee applies): A hands-on training webinar in 4 sessions! Suzanne Clothier’s client-friendly techniques harness the voluntary actions of dogs that handlers can reinforce to minimize reactivity.

$89 – $119

Webinar – 9/12/24 – Kitten Kindergarten: The ABCs of Clicker Training – National Kitten Coalition

Virtual

National Kitten Coalition Presents: In this presentation attendees will learn all about clicker training! We will delve into the mechanics of clicker training, reinforcers and treat delivery and how to set up training sessions for success. Learn how to teach your kitten foundation behaviors and how to utilize these behaviors for problem prevention.

Free