CalAnimals provides trainings throughout the year for California animal welfare professionals. Our annual Animal Care Conference draws over 500 attendees who gather to learn, network, and develop information and skills to bring back to their work. Our Animal Law Enforcement Training Academies, in partnership with Marin Humane and San Diego Humane Society, are the go-to training programs for animal control officers and humane officers throughout California. Additionally, we provide one-day trainings and webinars.
Below, you will also see euthanasia trainings provided by Renee Harris (Top2Cats Consulting) and Kim Lanham-Snyder (Marin Humane), instructors we have certified.
Animal Care Conference 2021
April 7-8, 2021
Animal Care Conference 2020, Sheltering at Home, CA
Each year, CalAnimals hosts the California Animal Care Conference. Unique to the ACC, the conference offers four tracks: Disaster Response, Field Services, Shelter Medicine, and Sheltering & Outreach.
This yearly event brings together animal control officers, humane officers, animal care attendants, behaviorists, humane educators, shelter directors, veterinarians, RVTS, customer service representatives, all law enforcement personnel, and other animal-sheltering professionals. Continuing education for veterinarians, RVTs, and humane officers are provided.
Training & Education
Various Locations (see below)
When necessary, shelter staff may euthanize animals if they have completed a curriculum of at least eight hours of training as specified in the Euthanasia Training Curriculum published by the California Animal Welfare Association (CalAnimals) (now Cal Animals). The training must be provided by a veterinarian, RVT, or instructor certified by (Cal Animals). Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Email the instructors for more information on scheduling a training convenient for you.
October 13 (1-5pm) and 14 (9-5pm), Email Renee to Register
October 22 (9:30-1pm) and 23 (9-5pm) Email Renee to Register
Nov. 17-19, 9:30-1pm each day Email Renee to Register
Renee's courses are currently virtual with the hands-on component scheduled for an agreed-upon date, time, and location.
Kim Lanham-Snyder, Marin Humane | firstname.lastname@example.org
Renee Harris, Top2Cats Consulting | email@example.com