Upcoming Training/Seminars


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International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association

10th Annual Conference

Sponsored by the

May 16-18, 2017

The Westin at Times Square
270 W 43rd St.
New York, NY 10036

Learn how to collaborate with human service professionals, law enforcement, veterinarians and forensic scientists to combat animal cruelty in your community.  Register for the Veterinary Forensic Sciences Conference in New York City from May 16 to May 18 and learn about:

  • Working with human service professionals to address noncriminal cases of abuse and neglect —and learn how to prevent new ones
  • Working with law enforcement to hold animals as evidence, including how long animals may need to be held and working to prevent behavioral deterioration
  • New collaborative approaches to fighting animal cruelty, like the innovative partnership among the ASPCA, NYPD and NYC District Attorney’s Offices

  Prices go up after March 15!

See the full conference agenda here.

P.S. Need help paying for your conference hotel? We have stipends for qualifying agencies. Hurry, applications are due by Sunday, February 12 at 11:45 p.m. ET. 




The University of Florida has the Forensic Science Distance Education program which includes a 3-credit online course, “Animal Cruelty and Interpersonal Violence,” taught by Link authorities.




The National Center for the Prosecution of Animal Abuse, working with the ASPCA and the Animal Legal Defense Fund, offers free monthly webinars on topics of interest to the intersections of animal, child, elder and domestic violence maltreatment.



Court Mandated Animal Cruelty Education Class – ACE

The Animal Cruelty Education Program is a cooperative effort between The Humane Society of Southern Arizona and member organizations with the Animal Cruelty Taskforce of Southern Arizona. The program’s purpose is to provide adults with the educational background, access to services and day-to-day skills needed to make them better pet owners.

Participants in the program have all received citations or have been adjudicated of violations relating to the care and treatment of their or other animals, or have been referred to the program by the Pima County Justice Courts, Tucson City Courts, behavioral health care providers or other agencies. The program is not a court of law concerned with the determination of guilt or innocence, but an opportunity to learn the needs and problems confronting the animals that share our homes and lives.

The 90-minute educational class is held from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.
All participants must be registered two days before they attend class. The $75 class fee is non-refundable upon registration for the class. Upon payment and attendance of the scheduled class, participants will receive a certificate of completion to present to the prosecutor.

Upcoming Classes

All classes are from 10:00am – 11:30 am


To register or make a payment over the phone please call 520-321-3704, ext. 142.