Helen Woodward Animal Center Community Calendar

San Diego Events and Fundraisers

FEBRUARY

February 2: You Can Be a Veterinarian Camp (Internal Medicine Edition), 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

You Can Be a Veterinarian Camp (Internal Medicine Edition) offers a rare opportunity for kids to practice veterinary skills, interact with animals and gain experience with equipment they might use in the future as veterinarians! FOR ANIMAL-LOVERS 9 – 16 YEARS OLD. Register today!

Experience the following at You Can Be a Veterinarian Camp (Internal Medicine):

  • Companion Animal Care & Management 101: Meet Chief of Staff Dr. Patricia Carter who will share her education and career background, as well as answer questions. You will also get to perform an ultrasound on a canine patient.
  • Phlebotomy & Vaccination Lab: Learn the proper techniques for drawing blood and injecting medication as you practice both of these skills on realistic teaching tools.
  • Splinting and Bandaging 101: What is the correct way to bandage the limb of an injured animal? Discover the answer as you bandage a life-like model.
  • Ornithology Digest Identification 101: Birds don’t process food the same way that we do. Interact with one of our feathered friends and dissect an owl pellet to see just how different our digestive systems are.
  • Intro to Nutrition & Equine Clinical Techniques 100: Perform a health check on a miniature horse, including the heart, lung, circulatory and digestive systems. You will also observe a horse digestive tract demonstration to gain a better understanding of how food moves through their body.

February 3: You Can Be a Veterinarian Camp (Surgical Edition), 1:30 to 5 p.m.

You Can Be a Veterinarian Camp (Surgical Edition) offers a rare opportunity for kids to practice veterinary skills, interact with animals and gain experience with equipment they might use in the future as veterinarians! FOR ANIMAL-LOVERS 9 – 16 YEARS OLD. Register today!

Experience the following at You Can Be a Veterinarian Camp (Surgical):

  • Exotics Physiology Lab: Show off your dexterity as you perform a dissection on a paper frog. You will also get an up close encounter with one of our frogs and discover why amphibians are so unique.
  • Equine Care & Management 101: Learn about the different aspects of equine care and the roles of the veterinarians, technicians and assistants while visiting the Equine Hospital.
  • Veterinary Surgical Nursing 100: Meet and pet a snake while learning about a life-saving surgery that our Chief of Staff Dr. Patricia Carter performed on one of our scaly friends. Campers will practice surgical suturing of incisions on a life-like model.
  • Basics of Canine CPR & Intro to Anatomy: Practice fundamental CPR techniques on a canine training model and view a respiratory demonstration. You will also get to put your anatomy knowledge into a creation that is yours to keep.
  • Lagomorph Parasitology 100: Interact with a rabbit and learn about the parasitic organisms that can affect these small mammals and others. You will view slides of parasites under a microscope and discuss different treatment options.

February 14: Pet Photoshoot Fundraiser with AGoldPhoto

AGoldPhoto travels around the country hosting Pet Photo Shoot Fundraisers for animal shelters, rescues and charities. Join us on Valentine’s Day, at Fall Brewing, for a special pet photo shoot. A portion of proceeds help orphan pets find forever families. Sign up today!

February 15, 18 – 22: February Critter Camp 

No school? No problem, because we have a camp for that! Kids in San Diego can spend Ski Week/Presidents’ Week with amazing animals. Campers will interact with a variety of species each day as well as create crafts, play games and participate in awesome activities. Sign up for multiple days or come to just one, either way your kids are sure to have fun. Register today!

MARCH

March 3: Doggie Gras 5K & Pet Parade

Move your paws for a good cause, San Diego! Build your Doggie Gras floats, get your costumes ready and enjoy the fun dog-friendly 5K course around San Diego’s beautiful Embarcadero.
 
Buy your tickets before February 18 and use promo code PAWS10 for $10!
 
Helen Woodward Animal Center’s #DoggieGras5K & Dog Parade is for the whole family, so bring the kids and pups and enjoy the expansive bay view! Timed runners will complete the race as fast as they can, or register to walk and stroll around the beautiful bay. Stick around after the 5K for the colorful Doggie Gras Parade where you’ll see people and pooches in impressive costumes! Enjoy food, giveaways, opportunity drawings, free kid’s activities, 5k and parade awards and more at the BARKetplace. Hang out on the lawn with your furry friends and enjoy a day on the bay.
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