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Courtnye Nichole Jackson
Extension Educator, Small Animal Health
University of Illinois Extension
4747 Lincoln Mall Drive
Suite 601
Matteson, IL 60443
Phone: 708-679-6889
FAX: 708-679-6855
courtnye@illinois.edu

Michael Neil
Program Coordinator, STEM
University of Illinois Extension
Enterprise Center
2205 Enterprise Drive, Suite 501
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 708-449-4320
FAX: 708-492-1805
mneil3@illinois.edu

Animal Shelter Volunteer Training

Animal Shelter Volunteer Training

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The Shelter Animal Volunteer Education Series (S.A.V.E.S) is a training for individuals interested in volunteering at small animal shelters.  As well, current volunteers that want a more in-depth understanding of husbandry and handling techniques, and small animal disease processes, are encouraged to register.

The training, created and taught by a licensed veterinarian, focuses on feline and canine care; and covers many topics including general husbandry and handling, parasitology, and zoonosis.

The desired outcome is to have dependable, knowledgeable, and accountable volunteers.  Ones that arrive at shelters with a foundation that can be built upon during experiential practice. The Shelter Animal Volunteer Education Series consists of three, two-hour sessions.   

Workshop Information:

Date:       Friday: April 13, 20, and 27

Time:       5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Location: University of Illinois Extension, Matteson Office

4747 Lincoln Mall Drive
Suite 601
Matteson, IL 60443
Phone: 708-679-6889
FAX: 708-679-6855

It is encouraged that participants commit to all three of the workshops as they are scaffolded and contain pertinent information.

Register for the S.A.V.E.S. program here: https://tinyurl.com/2018-S-A-V-E-S   

The deadline to register for this program is Friday, April 6, 2018

For additional information, or to request a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Michael Neil mneil3@illinois.edu  at 708-449-4320 or Dr. Courtnye Jackson DVM courtnye@illinois.edu at 708-679-6889.