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Animal Care Expo

Participants take part in the Town Hall and Future Animal Welfare Breakfast during the Animal Care Expo 2018

High Value, Low Cost
Animal Care Expo is the largest and lowest-priced international educational conference in the animal welfare field—you won't find a better value for your money. Experts from all aspects of animal welfare come together from across the globe to learn about the latest programs, share best practices, gain inspiration and build lasting connections.

Participants take part in the Human Behavior: Change for the advancement of animal welfare workshop at the Animal Care Expo

An Investment in You
Prepare to fill your brain with knowledge and your rolodex with new colleagues. Animal Care Expo is the place for animal welfare professionals to learn, share, and unite. Expo offers three special continuing education opportunities: Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA), National Animal Control Association ACO Certification (NACA) and American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) continuing education credits.

Animal Care Expo also boasts a dedicated trade show featuring the latest products and services from a wide range of exhibitors; providing one-stop shopping for all the latest products and services.

A speaker for Petfinder during the Welcome Session on the first day of the Animal Care Expo 2018

Inspirational Leaders and Experts
Learn from experts, representatives from government agencies, leaders in the field and fellow practitioners about what’s new and the challenges, accomplishments and solutions that are impacting today’s animal care field. You’ll be inspired to step up your game with sessions led by experts in the field that offer new ideas on how to save time and money, and positively influence your organization’s operations.

A man presents at the Human Behavior: Change for the advancement of animal welfare workshop at the Animal Care Expo 2018

Higher Learning
Whether you’re new to animal welfare or a veteran of the industry, Animal Care Expo has a track and networking opportunities for everyone. Choose from a variety of sessions tailored to your level and areas of interest. Attend one of our learning labs (at an additional cost) to get additional hands on training that you can share with your colleagues back home.

Session topics include: behavior, budget friendly, cats, in the field, global animal issues, leadership, marketing/fundraising, people power, progressive programs, reaching underserved communities and shelter medicine.

Animal Care Expo 2018 attendees let loose during the expo party in the Power and Light District

Networking and Fun
Make sure to join in on our round table discussion and breakfast. There you’ll sit with a small group of your peers and dive deep into conversation on topics from the field of animal sheltering and rescue.

Animal Care Expo always ends with a bang. Make sure to stay for the Expo party for music, dancing, drinks, and fun. We’re in New Orleans this year, and that’s our excuse to make this the biggest Animal Care Expo party yet!