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SDZWA Safe Capture - Virtual Livestream Class
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 8:00 AM to Thursday, September 23, 2021, 3:00 PM PDT
Category: Training Conference

Learn reliable, safe, and effective techniques for the species you work with and the scenarios you encounter!

This training provides the most complete, up-to-date instruction available on chemical immobilization of animals, presented in an easy-to-understand manner that is applicable to all experience levels. The instructors are veterinarians and biologists who specialize in remotely-delivered anesthetic agents. This program, which has historically been considered by many to be the standard in chemical immobilization training, is now part of San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy.

Typical Course Agenda:

Day One
Introduction/General Considerations
Medication Delivery Techniques
Capture Pharmacology
Dart Lab Video Presentation

Day Two
Species Specific Drug Dosages & Volume Calculations
Approach, Post Capture Care & Anesthesia Monitoring
Medical Emergencies
Human Safety and Accidental Human Exposure

Continuing Education Credits

For veterinarians and veterinary technicians, Safe Capture Training has been approved for 16 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.

The Wildlife Society will allow a maximum of 16 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist® Renewal/Professional Development Certificate Program for participation in Safe Capture Training.

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This training has been approved for 16 hours of Continuing Education Credit by National Animal Care and Control Association.


We are currently offering livestream and in-person training programs for Safe Capture. Please contact us via the Contact Us form below if you are interested in group rates or have any questions about this comprehensive training solution.


Livestream Training Events


September 21-23, 2021 (3-day event)
Hosted by SDZWA Academy

8 a.m.–3 p.m. Pacific Time (days 1 & 2)
8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Pacific Time (day 3)
Early registration ends: September 06, 2021
General registration ends: September 17, 2021