Welcome to the second annual Fear Free Pet Behavior Symposium hosted by the San Francisco SPCA! This virtual event will take place February 12 and 13, 2022, and will offer educational sessions for three audiences: veterinary professionals, shelter personnel, and pet guardians.
Don’t miss learning from experts in the veterinary and shelter industries! This virtual symposium will focus on the practical and environmental concepts of Fear Free® as well as the latest strategies and processes demonstrated in veterinary clinics and shelters today. Pet Guardian audiences will be treated to insights on how Fear Free practices can elevate animal interactions at home and in pet care environments.
Register to learn about the most relevant veterinary, shelter, and pet care practices and innovations happening today. All sessions will be available on demand for 90 days after the live event.
Three Tracks/Three Audiences
Saturday, February 12th, 2022: $9.99
Gain insight on how Fear Free® practices can elevate animal interactions at home and in pet care environments. Learn about the importance of your pet’s emotional well-being as well as how to handle common behavior problems, how to provide stimulating pet enrichment, and what to know for newly adopted pets—all from world-renown experts in the veterinary and animal behavior fields. The first 2 sessions focus on felines, and the last 2 on canines. The keynote session at 3:15 pm PT addresses both feline and canine behaviors. Each session includes a live Q&A portion to address any questions you might have.
Saturday, February 12th, 2022: $149
Attendees of this track will be guided through different Fear Free® Shelter concepts and techniques. From learning to “speak cat” to identifying fear, anxiety, stress, and frustration in pets to communicating with and educating the public, there are beneficial sessions for any individual working in or with an animal shelter or rescue. Presented by experts in shelter medicine, these sessions are realistic, science-based, and motivating to give you everything you need to make your shelter the best it can possibly be—not only for pets, but for staff and volunteers as well. Each session includes a live Q&A portion to address any questions you might have. Completion of these sessions qualifies as up to 8 hours of RACE CE.
Sunday, February 13th, 2022: $295
Whether you are new to Fear Free® or are a longtime member, you will not want to miss these topics or speakers. There will be two sub-tracks that play simultaneously for a total of 16 sessions. Those registering for the Veterinary Professionals track will get to choose which sessions to attend live and which to watch after the event. Presented by experts in veterinary medicine, this track will take a deep dive into behavior as well as cover a variety of different specialties, all with a Fear Free twist. Each session includes a live Q&A portion to address any questions you might have. Completion of these sessions qualifies as up to 16 hours of RACE CE.
The Fear Free Pet Behavior Symposium is made up of three tracks: pet guardians, shelter personnel, and veterinary professionals. Tickets for each track are sold separately. When you register for a specific track, you will have access to all of the sessions within that track during the live event and on demand for 90 days after. If you would like to have access to every session in each track in the symposium, you need to register for all three tracks.
If you have already registered for 1 track, make sure you “log out” in the top right corner. Once you have done so, you will see a “register now” button on the top. You can then register for a second track.
Registration is available on mobile devices. Although it is highly recommended that you use a laptop or desktop to view the symposium sessions, you will be able to use a mobile device for viewing.
The Veterinary and Shelter track sessions will be RACE-approved.
Veterinary Professionals Track – 16 RACE-approved CE hours
Shelter Personnel Track – 8 RACE-approved CE hours
Veterinary Track – 16 RACE CE hours
Shelter Track – 8 RACE CE hours
Pet Guardian – None
You will receive a RACE-approved certificate of completion for each session you complete in full. RACE certificates will be sent out within 2 weeks of the live event and then on a monthly basis until the 90 days of on demand are up.
The Veterinary Professionals track includes 16 sessions that stream simultaneously. Those registering for the Veterinary Professionals track will get to choose which sessions to attend live and which to watch after the event. You will be able to access all of the sessions on demand for 90 days after the symposium.
All sessions will be streamed in Pacific Standard Time.
Yes. There may be overlapping topics, but all session presentations will be new for this event.
Full refunds are available up to 7 days before the live event. 50% refunds will be available within the 7 days prior to the event. No refunds will be available starting February 12, 2022. For any purchasing questions/issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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