One Day Workshops

Throughout the year, the Virginia Beach SPCA offers one-day workshops for children ages 6-12. These workshops are the provide young animal lovers with the opportunity to build compassion, make new friends, learn about careers in animal services, and spend time with a variety of critters. New workshop dates are added throughout the year, so be sure to check back regularly.

Upcoming Workshops

For the Love of Pets:
Sunday, February 10th from 1-3pm

This Valentine’s themed workshop is purr-fect for kids who love pets! We’ll make crafts, play games, cuddle with the animals, and deliver our handmade Valentines to our shelter residents. This is a great way to blend education with fun while giving our residents a little extra Valentine’s Day love. Register

Kitten-Around Workshop:
There are currently no Kitten-Around Workshops scheduled, and the programming will resume in the summer of 2019. 

This new one-day workshop is purr-fect for kids who love kittens and who want to learn all about kittens (and cats) and their care! This workshop also includes kitten-related activities and crafts. Kitten-Around workshop requires a minimum of five campers registered, three weeks in advance, to avoid cancellation.

Vet for a Day Workshop:
Vet for a Day is an educational program that exposes your child to a potential career in veterinary medicine. With both introductory and advanced workshop options, children ages 6-12 are invited to participate in a fun exploration into the veterinary world. Workshops include a tour of the facility, an introduction to animal sheltering, and hands-on time with our veterinary staff. Tuition is $75, and there is a limit of 12 students per workshop – Spots fill quickly!

2019 Vet for a Day Schedule
Friday, February 1st | Introduction Workshop (Ages 6-9)
*Makeup date is February 2nd

Friday, March 29th | Advanced Workshop (Ages 9-12)
*Makeup date is March 31st

Click here to register.

Children’s Spring Gala Lock-In:
More information coming soon.



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