2024 SCA National Specialty – Judge’s & Breeder’s Education Seminars

Judge’s Education Seminar

Will be held on Thursday, April 25th in the afternoon. Time to be determined. $25.00 fee for attendees.

SCA members who attend and do not participate will not be charged unless they want to receive a copy of the judge’s packet and want the certificate of attendance. For more information contact the Judges Education Chair, Donna Kenly, at markkenly@aol.com.

Payment can be made in the Trophy Donations & Reservation Shop


“Pet CPR/First Aid Course” 

Will be held from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm in Franklin 1 and 2 on Wednesday, April 24.

This course provides an overview on how to manage a life-threatening medical emergency that may occur with dogs and cats. It focuses on how to either try to keep the animal alive or prevent its condition from getting worse prior to arriving at a veterinary facility.

The skills and topics covered in this class include:

  • Safety techniques when working with sick and/or injured animals
  • How to perform emergency triage and assess if an animal is experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency
  • How to restrain and properly transport sick and/or injured animals
  • How to provide emergency first aid to dogs and cats en-route to veterinary care
  • How to take vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration, CRT) and determine normal vs abnormal readings
  • Learn about the importance of the pet first aid kit and how to use the materials in it during an emergency
  • How to manage and provide first aid for many common medical emergencies such as severe wounds, poisoning, burns, choking and more
  • How to perform the most current industry standard method of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on dogs and cats (Participants will receive a PetCPR+ Certification valid for 2 years)

This class is ideal for anyone who loves animals including animal professionals, obedience trainers, kennel staff, pet retailers, pet sitters, animal shelter staff/volunteers, rescue personnel, groomers, First Responders, Fire/EMT and pet owners. This course will provide an overview of what to do for a pet in an emergency situation prior to getting veterinary care. Curriculum for all classes is developed by licensed veterinary professionals using veterinary industry standard methods of emergency medical care.

This seminar is being sponsored by The SCA Rescue & Health Foundation, Inc. There is a $25 charge for SCA members and a $75 charge for non-members. There is a limit of 35 attendees. Contact Katharine Baptiste-Lazurka at katharinebaptiste@gmail.com for more information. To sign up for the CPR/First Aid Course Registration https://form.jotform.com/240164962866061


Breeder’s Education Seminar

Will be held the afternoon of Wednesday, April 24 following the Doggy CPR Seminar at 4:30 pm in Franklin 1 & 2.

It will be a seminar given by Ken Sunden on “10 Things You Need to Know About Your Neonatal Puppies Micro Environment”.

For more information contact Lisa Haines, haines.Lm@yahoo.com.