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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 

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. There is a limit of 12 students per workshop – Spots fill quickly! All Vet for a Day workshops take place at the the main VBSPCA Shelter.

2020 Vet for a Day Schedule:

Monday, January 27th | Intro Workshop (Ages 6-9) | Registration: $85
*No makeup date

Tuesday, March 3rd | Advanced Workshop (Ages 9-12) | Registration: $85
*No makeup date

Click here to register.


For the Love of Pets Valentine’s Craft Workshop
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 your 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. Open to Children ages 6-12.

Sunday, February 9th from 1pm-4pm | $30 |SOLD OUT


Junior Trainer Workshop:
This one-day workshop provides an interactive dog-training experience for children ages 6-12. In collaboration with the VBSPCA Pet Academy, junior trainers will get a head start on learning how to humanely train a dog. Whether you have a dog at home or your child is just a dog lover, this workshop reinforces compassion, empathy, and kindness. This workshop also includes dog-themed crafts and activities. All Junior Trainer workshops are at the Virginia Beach SPCA Main Shelter from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.   Check back for dates. 


Kitten-Around Workshop:
This 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. All Kitten Around workshops are at the Virginia Beach SPCA Main Shelter from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Check back for dates. 


For more information about one-day workshops, please contact us at Humaneeducation@vbspca.com.