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To promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of animals and people in the state of Tennessee, through proactive education and representation.

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Upcoming Training

    • Thursday, April 18, 2024
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • Friday, April 19, 2024
    • 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom and Rutherford County PAWS, 285 John R. Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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    According to TN Code 44-17-303, "Euthanasia shall be performed only by a licensed veterinarian, TN VMT or an employee or agent of a public or private agency, animal shelter or other facility operated for the collection, care or euthanasia of stray, neglected, abandoned or unwanted non-livestock animals, provided that the TN veterinarian medical technician, employee or agent has successfully completed a euthanasia-technician certification course."

    This course is a 2 day course that has been approved by the TN Board of Veterinary Examiners as the first step to receive a Certified Euthanasia Technician Certification in TN. The course is 8am-5pm each day.  Day one of the course will be held remotely utilizing ZOOM services.  Day two of the course will be held onsite to consist of the course test and practical.  Practical groups will be divided to practice social distancing with start times being at 8:00am or 11:00am.  Masks may be required during the practical portion of the course.  You may use your own mask or one will be provided to you.  You will be required to select your preferred time during the registration process and we will try to meet that.  Snacks and lunches will be the responsibility of the participant.  All participants must have camera access from their computer or phone for the ZOOM portion of the class and must be present for all of the course.

    Those that wish to attend this course MUST register and payment MUST be processed before the applicant can attend the course. Once registration and payment have been received, the registrant will be notified via email that they have been enrolled in the course. Any registrations not paid in full 1 week prior to class will be unregistered from the course and the space given to someone on the waitlist. 

    • Monday, September 30, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • Tuesday, October 01, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Park Vista - 705 Cherokee Orchard Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

    This educational conference brings together animal control officers, humane investigators, animal care staff, shelter managers/executive directors, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, rescue workers, and animal advocates from throughout the State of Tennessee and other areas of the Southeast for an opportunity to learn, network and discover new methods, tools, and services for improving their ability to help animals. 

    This is a great opportunity for sponsors to interact with key animal welfare decision makers from across the Southeast. The conference's growing annual attendance from new and returning attendees gives sponsors the chance to gain new clients and customers while supporting the ongoing training and education of the animal care and control profession. We expect around 150 attendees. 

    Please click here to view the PDF that contains all the details regarding sponsorship opportunities. Feel free to contact us directly at 865-755-2276 if you have any questions.

    • Monday, September 30, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • Tuesday, October 01, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Park Vista - 705 Cherokee Orchard Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

    Many animal welfare professionals are responsible for multiple roles. This year's annual Tennessee Animal Care & Control Conference will host specifically designed educational sessions for shelter and rescue personnel, law enforcement, veterinary personnel, and management of all levels. 

    The 2024 conference schedule will be posted soon. 

    Reserve your hotel room by August 29, 2024 to receive the discounted group rate.

    The Park Vista 
    705 Cherokee Orchard Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

    Book your group rate for the TN Animal Care & Control Conference here

    Booking Code: ACT

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or 865-755-2276. 

    Conference Registration Cancellation Refund Policy

    Cancellation Date

    % of Conference Fee Refunded

    On or before July 15


    July 16 – Aug 5


    Aug 6 – Sept 9


    After September 10

    No refund

ACCAT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

P.O. Box 20124 

Knoxville, TN 37940


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