Safe Capture Chemical Immobilization Training Webinar

Safe Capture Training: Immobilization & Anesthesia for the Care
of Managed & Free-living Wildlife Species

Presented by the San Diego Zoo Global Academy

January 9–10, 2021

A great event you can enjoy from home!

General registration closed Thursday, January 7, 2021.

About the Training

Learn safe, reliable, and effective techniques for the species you work with and the scenarios you encounter!

This 16-hour training provides the most complete, up-to-date instruction available on chemical immobilization of animals, presented in an easy-to-understand manner that is applicable to all experience levels. The instructor is a veterinarian and biologist who specializes in remotely-delivered anesthetic agents. This program, which has historically been considered by many to be the standard in chemical immobilization training, is now part of San Diego Zoo Global Academy.

This webinar will be live-streamed in real-time. Registrants that cannot join the live-stream are asked to register for a future event as recordings will not be available.

CE certificates: These are available to all DVMs.

ACOs certificates: This course was approved by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for 16 hours of completion.

Please be sure to mark the request for your CE certificate in your registration.


Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021

8:00–10:00 a.m. CST: General considerations for wildlife chemical immobilization
10:0012:00 p.m. CST: Remote injection equipment and delivery techniques
1:004:00 p.m. CST: Chemical immobilization pharmacology and pharmacological principles
4:005:00 p.m.: CST Dart-loading presentation

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021

8:0010:00 a.m. CST: Species-specific drug dosages and volume calculations
10:0012:00 p.m. CST: Approach, post-capture care, and anesthesia monitoring
1:003:00 p.m. CST: Emergency medicine
3:005:00 p.m.: CST Human safety and accidental human exposure

About the Instructor

Mark Drew

Mark Drew, DVM, DACZM

Dr. Mark Drew received his Master’s in Zoology from the University of Edmonton in Edmonton, Alberta, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1987, from the University of Minnesota.

He taught for six years in the Zoological Animal Section for the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Mark was the Wildlife Veterinarian for the Idaho Department of Fish & Game for 20 years.

He is also a diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine, past president of the American College of Zoological Medicine, and past president of the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians.

Early-bird registration ended Friday, Dec. 25, 2020.
General registration ended Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.

Contact Information

Office of Veterinary Continuing Education | Tel: 979.845.9102 | Email: