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 and cost $90 per child.

2020 Vet for a Day Schedule:

  • Tuesday, March 3rd | Advanced Workshop (Ages 9-12) – Register Here
  • Monday, June 29 | Introduction Vet for a Day (Ages 6-9) – Register Here
  • Tuesday, June 30 | Advanced Vet for a Day (Age 9-12) – Register Here
  • Monday, July 27 | Introduction Vet for a Day (Ages 6-9) – Register Here
  • Tuesday, July 28 | Advanced Vet for a Day (Age 9-12) – Register Here
  • Monday, August 17 | Introduction Vet for a Day (Ages 6-9) – Register Here
  • Tuesday, August 18 | Advanced Vet for a Day (Age 9-12) – Register Here


Bow-Wow Workshop: This one-day workshop is the choice for kids who love dogs and want to learn all about dogs and their care!  This workshop includes dog-related activities and crafts. All Bow-Wow workshops are at the VBSPCA shelter from 9:00am – 4:00pm and cost $90 per child. 

2020 Bow-Wow Workshop Schedule

  • Thursday, July 2 | Bow-Wow Workshop (Ages 6-12) – Register Here
  • Thursday, July 30 | Bow-Wow Workshop (Ages 6-12) – Register Here
  • Thursday, August 20 |Bow-Wow Workshop (Ages 6-12) – Register Here


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 and cost $90 per child.

2020 Kitten Around Workshop Schedule

  • Wednesday, July 1 | Kitten Around Workshop (Ages 6-12) – Register Here
  • Wednesday, July 29 | Kitten Around Workshop (Ages 6-12) – Register Here
  • Wednesday, August 19 | Kitten Around Workshop (Ages 6-12) – Register Here

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