2023 Webinar Series

The Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre (SJDAWC) at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) invites you to its three-part webinar series on Animal Welfare Issues in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine.

This webinar series will identify signs of aggression in dogs, as well as recognize when these signs are a cry for help.  There will be a discussion on the damaging effects of punishment on companion animals, with a focus on using force and shock in dogs.  The series will end with a review of new and exciting research in veterinary behavioural medicine.

Series information

The series will be presented by Dr. Karen Overall, professor of behavioural medicine AVC, University of Prince Edward Island.


When aggression in dogs is a cry for help
Tuesday, April 18, 4 – 5 p.m. ADT

Deadline to register: Monday, April 17 at 11:30 p.m. ADT


Understanding the damaging effects of punishment: The case against force and shock
Tuesday, April 25, 4 – 5 p.m. ADT

Deadline to register: Monday, April 24 at 11:30 p.m. ADT


What’s new and hot in the veterinary behaviour literature?
Tuesday, May 2, 4 – 5 p.m. ADT

Deadline to register: Monday, May 1 at 11:30 p.m. ADT

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Registration information and cost

The SJDAWC does require a registration fee for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, or other members of the veterinary community. Registration fees for veterinary or animal health technician students are subsidized by SJDAWC and will be at no cost.

  • $50 per webinar
  • $120 for the series
  • Free for students

HST and Eventbrite fees will be added when registering.

To register: Click here – Eventbrite

Continuing education information

The SJDAWC’s webinar series is certified to issue continuing education (CE) credits (RACE-program number: 20-930889) to registered veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Each webinar you attend qualifies you for one hour of CE credit. To be eligible for this credit you must meet the following qualifications and provide the following information:

  • Be a registered veterinarian or veterinary technician.
  • Provide your license number and state/province of licensure.
  • Pay the appropriate registration fee for the webinar(s).
  • Attend the webinar live.