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

Hybrid Conference – 5/15/24 to 5/18/24 – Animal Care Expo 2024 – HSUS (fee applies)

Henry B. González Convention Center San Antonio, TX, United States

HSUS Presents (fee applies): We are excited to host Expo 2024 in San Antonio, TX, May 15-18 at the Henry B. González Convention Center, where we expect to welcome over 2,500 attendees. Experts from all facets of animal welfare around the globe will join together to learn about the latest programs, share best practices, gain inspiration, and build lasting connections.

$50 – $300

Hybrid Conference – 5/15/24 to 5/18/24 – Animal Care Expo 2024 – HSUS (fee applies)

Henry B. González Convention Center San Antonio, TX, United States

HSUS Presents (fee applies): We are excited to host Expo 2024 in San Antonio, TX, May 15-18 at the Henry B. González Convention Center, where we expect to welcome over 2,500 attendees. Experts from all facets of animal welfare around the globe will join together to learn about the latest programs, share best practices, gain inspiration, and build lasting connections.

$50 – $300

Online Course – Starts 5/20/24 – Professional Dog Training: Science & Application – IAABC (fee applies)

Virtual

IAABC Presents (fee applies): Training is simple, but it’s not easy! There’s canine learning to understand, practical skills and timing to master, and of course, the human part of the equation to consider. Professional Dog Training: Science & Application is a comprehensive 20-week program designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to succeed as a dog trainer.

$3800

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/CommunityConvo2024Registration.

Free

Online Event – 5/21/24 – All Call: Advocating for Funding with the HASS Budget Calculator – California for All Animals

Virtual

California for All Animals Presents: On May 21, Dr. Ellen Jefferson and Maggie Lynch will join the call to introduce the new HASS budget calculator, which was created to address the persistent underfunding of animal services. This workshop will cover how to use the calculator tool and its results to advocate for budgets appropriate to meet the public's expectations around humane care and shelter lifesaving. 

Free

Webinar – 5/21/24 – Saving Lives: Mindfulness in Animal Welfare – HASS

Virtual

HASS Presents: Join panelists Dr. Jyothi V. Robertson, Founder of JVR Strategies & Journey You Own along with José Ocaño, Founder & CEO of Hatching, to discuss the importance of mindfulness in animal welfare and best practices the industry can implement today to support the people who save pets.

Free

Webinar – 5/23/24 – How to Create the Future – Nonprofit AF

Virtual

Nonprofit AF and Creating the Future Present: If you're tired of working your tail off to achieve only incremental, baby-step results, come join the conversation! Vu and Hildy will introduce a framework that will shift your thinking from reacting incrementally to what's wrong in our communities, to creating what is possible. From scarcity and going it alone, to the power of radical inclusion and Collective Enoughness - sharing and building upon each other’s strengths.

Free

Online Event – 5/23/24 – Maddie’s Monthly Behavior Connection: Removing Behavior-Related Barriers to Adoption – Maddie’s Fund

Virtual

Maddie's Fund Presents: When we look at the realities of dog training and the behavioral effects of the shelter environment, we find that training in a shelter can be difficult to justify. So what do we do about the behavior-related barriers to placing dogs out into homes? This presentation will explore that topic, and offer concrete solutions for some of our toughest behavior challenges.

Free

Webinar – 5/28/24 – Diagnostic Testing in Shelters and Low-Resource Situations – VETGirl

Virtual

VETGirl Presents: In this 1-hour, VETgirl small animal webinar, Dr. Lena DeTar, DACVPM, DABVP-SMP will talk about the philosophical approach to diagnostic testing and options that are commonly available in animal shelters or low-resource environments. Tune in as Dr. DeTar draws from her experience in shelters, field clinics, and access to care scenarios to provide practitioners with the tools necessary to refine/re-define their “basic” database!

Free

Webinar – 5/29/24 – Building Trust, Preventing Bites: Proactive dog bite prevention and handling strategies – Fear Free

Virtual

Fear Free Presents: Join us as we explore how being proactive, rather than reactive, can significantly enhance workplace safety and foster a harmonious environment for both humans and pets. Discover practical techniques and approaches to mitigate potential aggression and create a happier, safer workplace for everyone involved.

Free

Webinar – 6/2/24 – What’s New with Feline Constipation: Acute & Chronic Treatment Modalities – VetGirl

Virtual

VETGirl Presents: In this complimentary, 1-hour VETgirl – Royal Canin webinar, Dr. Ashlie Saffire, DVM, DABVP (Feline Practice) will discuss management strategies for acute and chronic constipation in cats. Tune in as Dr. Saffire reviews techniques you can use for acute obstipation and therapeutic options for managing and preventing chronic constipation cases!

Free