2019 Feline Symposium: Off to a Purrfect Start - Raising Healthy Kittens

UC Davis Registered Veterinary Technician Emma Hewitt holds a kitten after surgery.


Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. PDT
Location: 1020 Gladys Valley Hall, UC Davis
CE Credit: Up to 5.5 hours (pending approval)

Webinar: A webinar option is available. The webinar will be live (Pacific Daylight Time) and interactive; it will count for full CE credit. No recording will be available for viewing after the event. If you have never attended a Zoom webinar before, test your computer or mobile device here.

Cost for the Event:
DVM (with CE credit): onsite = $150; webinar = $100
RVT/Vet Tech (with CE credit): onsite = $90; webinar = $70
Discount prices for general public, UCD employees and ALL students are available for view at checkout.
graphic: register early as pricing will increase on 4/18/19

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The Center for Continuing Professional Education is excited to offer this conference dedicated solely to the optimal care of kittens and cats. This day-long event will feature local and national experts who will provide veterinarians, foster caretakers, and cat owners with valuable information related to kitten care and socialization. We’ll also present some of the latest studies and clinical trials at UC Davis related to the health and behavior of orphaned kittens.

photo of Ms. Hanna Shaw and a kitten
Invited guest speaker:
Ms. Hannah Shaw, the “Kitten Lady”

We are thrilled to have Ms. Hannah Shaw speak at this event. Ms. Shaw is an award-winning humane educator, kitten rescuer, and unwavering animal advocate who has dedicated her life to finding innovative ways to protect cats. Her project, Kitten Lady, strives to create global change in the way we perceive and treat the tiniest and most vulnerable felines: orphan kittens.

Also joining us is Ellen Carozza, LVT, to discuss Assessment and Treatment of Fading Kittens. Ms. Carozza has over 20 years of experience as a licensed veterinary technician and has a particular passion for pediatrics. In 2015, she was selected as the Virginia Veterinary Technician of the year. She has previously presented on cat handling and neonatal kitten care at the AAFP and VALVT conferences.

Topics included in this symposium from other world renowned speakers include:

  • New Kitten 101: Setting Up for Success -- Ariel Stephens, Director of Behavior Programs at SF SPCA
  • Partnership to Save Kittens lives -- Emma Hewitt, RVT
  • Roundtable discussion with expert panelists including Tony Buffington, DVM, PhD, DACVN

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