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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Online Event – 6/18/24 – All Call: Building a Successful Dog Day Trip Program – California for All Animals

Virtual

California for All Animals Presents: Join us as Sarah Aguilar shares the success of Santa Barbara County Animal Services' Dog Day Trip program, which has significantly boosted dog adoption rates and volunteer engagement. Sarah will share practical steps for replicating the initiative, emphasizing community collaboration, effective marketing, and streamlined coordination, and talk about what they learned along the way to over 300 day trips a month.

Free

Webinar – 6/18/24 – The Roundtable: Setting Boundaries & Combating Burnout – The AAWA

Virtual

The AAWA Presents: How do you say 'no' to the next task so you can say 'yes' to your well-being? Learn how panelists across different animal welfare sectors manage wellness and boundaries when staff and morale are constantly shifting. This roundtable is ideal for staff interested in adding coping strategies to their wellness toolkit.

Free

Webinar – 6/18/24 – Navigating the Employment Landscape: Understanding Agreements, Bonuses, and Corporate Contracts for Employee Success – VETGirl (fee applies)

Virtual

VETGirl Presents (fee applies for non-members): Whether you’re an employee seeking clarity or an employer aiming to enhance your workforce management practices, this webinar promises valuable insights into optimizing the employee experience within the realm of contractual obligations.

Free – $50

Webinar – 6/20/24 – Intro To Behavior Medications: What Are They, And How Can They Help? – FDSA (fee applies)

Virtual

FDSA Presents (fee applies): This webinar will provide an overview of the most common medications used to treat behavior problems in dogs. Our focus will be on practical, “real-world” information including goals of using meds in behavior cases, different classes of drugs and how they work, natural supplements and calming aids, and more.

$19.95

Webinar – 6/20/24 – Future of Field Services: Community Engagement for Pet & Public Safety – HASS

HASS Presents: Join panelist Dr. Josh Fisher, Director of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Services/Police Department and Annette Ramirez, Los Angeles Animal Services Assistant General Manager to discuss their experience in field services and how the role of ACOs have evolved over the years and what shelters can do to prioritize building a strong partnership with field services.

Online Meeting – Mondays – Weekly Community Conversations #ThanksToMaddie – Maddie’s Fund

Virtual

Maddie's Fund Presents: Join us each Monday at 11am PT/2pm ET to receive support and learn about innovative ideas other organizations across the country are seeing success with. If you registered prior to May 2024 or are new to these meetings, please use this link to register:
https://maddies.fund/CommunityConvoRegistration2024

Free

Webinar – 6/25/24 – Embracing Diversity: Creating Inclusive Spaces in the Pet Professional Industry – Fear Free

Virtual

Fear Free Presents: Join us for our upcoming webinar on June 25, at 12 p.m. ET hosted by Dr. Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, FFCP to discuss the importance of inclusivity in the workplace and how it leads to better care for pets, owners, and professionals in the industry. Our diverse panel of experts will share their experiences and best practices for fostering a culture of acceptance and support within your community, including support for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Webinar – 6/25/24 – Data Driven Information on Recruiting and Retaining Shelter Veterinarians – CalAnimals

Virtual

CalAnimals Presents: As follow up to the 2023 Access to Veterinary Care in CA Shelters survey, which documented the degree and impact of the veterinary shortage on shelter welfare and lifesaving, Drs. Kate Hurley and Jennifer Scarlett conducted a follow up survey to understand what factors attract (and repel) veterinarians from working in shelters

Free

Webinar – 6/26/24 – Advancements in Neonatal Kitten Care – Maddie’s Fund

Virtual

Maddie's Fund Presents: Neonatal kitten care has seen significant advancements over the last decade. Join Dr. Julie Levy and Marnie Russ for a review of these changes and clarification about feeding schedules, weaning age, temperature regulation, euthanasia rates, medical interventions, combining litters, socialization, and adoption. Come away knowing how you and your shelter can provide neonatal kittens with the best possible care.

Free

Webinar – 6/26/24 – Caring for the People that Care for Animals: Prioritizing Staff Well-being in Animal Welfare – Best Friends

Virtual

Best Friends Presents: As the demands of animal welfare continue to intensify, it becomes crucial to recognize and address the toll it can take on the people working tirelessly behind the scenes. Often, organizations make it the individual's responsibility to solve this challenge by providing self-care tips or meditation apps. While these are helpful tools, the vital topic of how to find staff well-being solutions organization-wide is often overlooked. We're addressing exactly that in this live webinar.

Free

Online Event – 6/26/24 – Ask NKC- Q&A Session – National Kitten Coalition

Virtual

National Kitten Coalition Presents: Ask National Kitten Coalition’s kitten experts, Dr. Emily Coleman and Susan Spaulding, aka ‘The Nation’s Kitten Mom,’ your most pressing kitten questions! We recommend that you submit your questions during registration, but we will allow you to submit them live during the webinar.

Free

Webinar – 6/26/24 – Circle of Care: Amputation Pain Solutions & Home Recovery Insights for Amputee Pets & Their People – HSVMA

Virtual

HSVMA Presents: Attendees will learn about the most immediate concerns that pet parents have when their dog or cat has had a limb amputation. The goal is to encourage discussion before and after surgery, in order to facilitate a smoother recovery with less emotional burden on the pet parent as well as the veterinary team.

Free

Online Event – Fourth Thursdays – Maddie’s Monthly Behavior Connection – Paws & Peace: Easing Noise Fear in Dogs & Cats – Maddie’s Fund

Virtual

Maddie's Fund Presents: This lecture, designed for shelter staff and volunteers, including veterinary staff, is focused on noise fear in dogs with an emphasis on ways to recognize and treat this very common problem in dogs when they are in the shelter and how to set them up for success after adoption.

Free

Online Event – 1st and 3rd Tuesdays – All Call – California for All Animals

Virtual

California for All Animals Presents: The one-hour call is a dedicated space to share and learn from each other. Popular topics include initiatives that create a more inclusive culture for both staff and community, programs that keep pets with their people, industry trends, research studies, as well as the hard stuff, like what's not working or what is particularly difficult during times of scarcity.

Free