21st Annual Minnesota Animal Welfare Conference

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Meeting the Needs of Pets & People in the Animal Welfare Field

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

The Minnesota Animal Welfare Conference is an annual educational and networking opportunity for companion animal welfare professionals, volunteers, vet techs, and veterinarians. Hosted by Tri-County Humane Society in St. Cloud, MN, this conference features highly accredited speakers from across the nation. Join over 100 animal welfare professionals and veterinarians from the Midwest and beyond for a unique opportunity to learn together—with each other, and from each other. If you work or volunteer in the companion animal welfare and/or veterinary field, you won’t want to miss this great opportunity!

Approved for 2 hours CE for veterinarians and vet techs attending.

Because shelter medicine best practices are ever-evolving, this conference is once again FREE TO ALL VETERINARIANS.

We are able to waive the fee for veterinarians and keep the registration fee for all others at an affordable price, thanks to a special grant obtained through the ASPCA Northern Tier Shelter Initiative.

Conference Information:

Conference Location:


If you plan to stay overnight, please call Best Western Kelly Inn directly for reservations at  (320) 253-0606 and ask for the MN Animal Welfare Conference rate.

Best Western Kelly Inn

100 4th Avenue South

Saint Cloud, MN 56301

2024 MAWC Sponsors

Top Dog Sponsor:

Regal Cat Sponsor:

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Royal Reptile Sponsors:

*Tri-County Humane Society volunteers to organize this annual conference because we believe that providing affordable opportunities for continued education and networking among animal welfare professionals is key to making Minnesota a more humane community. 

We welcome you to visit our shelter, located at 735 8th St NE St. Cloud, MN 56304. 

Shelter Hours: Monday-Thursday 12-6 pm, Friday 12-8 pm, Saturday 11-5 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm