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 – 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 – 7/2/24 – All Call: Dr. Jyothi Robertson and Donell Randolph on Community Clinics – California for All Animals

Virtual

California for All Animals Presents: At the July 2 All Call, Dr. Jyothi Robertson (DVM, DABVP, Shelter Medicine) and Donell Randolph (Human Animal Support Services Coordinator) will present on Oakland Animal Services’ community clinics. 

Free

Webinar – 7/9/24 – DPFL Playgroups: The Why, the What, and the How – Dogs Playing for Life

Virtual

Dogs Playing for Life Presents: Learn about all the ways in which DPFL Playgroups are transforming shelters all across the country! This webinar (formerly offered in three parts) will cover the Why, the What, and the How of playgroups. Attendees will be introduced to dynamic video examples and impactful data and experiences from some of the over 350 shelters who have embraced the power of letting shelter dogs play!

Free

Online Event – 7/9/24 – YouTube Live: Management of Skin Lesions in Chronic Allergic Disease – VETGirl

Virtual

VETGirl Presents: In this complimentary, 30-minute VETgirl–Elanco YouTube LIVE event, Dr. Michael Rossi, DVM, MNS, DACVD will review some of the understanding behind the management of skin lesions in chronic allergic disease. Tune in as Dr. Rossi focuses on strategies to reduce these lesions for a better long-term outcome in clinical management.

Free

Webinar – 7/9/24 – Unleashing Potential: The Canine CellMates Model for Developing and Implementing a Human-Canine Rehabilitation Program – NACA

Virtual

NACA/Justice Clearinghouse Presents: Having explored the structural and penological underpinnings of this model in an earlier session, we focus here on how programs like this can be set up and function in other jurisdictions for the ultimate benefit of individual defendants and their families, rescued animals, and the community as a whole.

Free

Online Event – Monthly – Journey You Own Meditation Gathering – JYO

Virtual

JYO Presents: The Journey You Own Meditation Gathering is a free sitting meditation session designed to create a shared, supportive space to explore grounding practices. The guided meditations happen every month, held online via Zoom, and typically run 30-45 minutes.

Free

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