GWR Live Courses
Wildlife Handling & Chemical Immobilization
For Wildlife, Zoo, and Animal Control Professionals and Students
Global Wildlife Resources (GWR) provides 2-day and 3-day wildlife chemical capture courses. These courses are the most extensive chemical immobilization courses in North America. Three-day courses have labs with animals.
This unique training focuses on the field-based needs for chemical immobilization of free-ranging, urban, and captive animals.
These courses are invaluable to state/ federal/tribal wildlife professionals, college students, ACOs (animal control officers), zoo and sanctuary caretakers, and exotic game farmers.
“Dr. Mark, this was the best immobilization course I’ve attended (5 including this one). Your students are better for it.”
HANDS-ON LABS EACH DAY
- Chemical Immobilization – participants immobilize live animals (3-day classes)
- TPR Lab – practice lab with live animals to prepare for chemical immobilization lab (3-day classes)
- Drug Delivery Systems – opportunity to practice the most effective dartguns
- Needle & Syringe Skills – building professional habits for practical field use and human safety
- Blood Collection Training and Practice Station – practice proper techniques for successful blood collection
Course Content Includes
* Drug Delivery Systems * Immobilizing Drugs * Drug Dose Calculations *
* Five-Step Preparation for Field Operations * Legal Responsibilities *
* Patient Monitoring * Sampling * Veterinary Emergencies *
* Euthanasia * Human Safety * Post Capture Assessment *
Monthly Live Q&A Sessions for all course attendees
Class size is limited so register early!
Places are reserved once payment is received
“Mark Johnson is an exceptional instructor. He teaches with an enthusiasm rarely seen. That enthusiasm is contagious and the entire class benefits.”
GWR courses build confidence and strengthen resumes!
They are often profound personal and career experiences
for course participants.
|CEUs provided by The Wildlife Society for Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist Professional Development Program|
|Courses are RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.|
|CEUs authorized by The Ecological Society of America in Category 1 of their Professional Development Program.|
2023 Live Training Courses
Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization Grand Mound, WA
Course Dates: April 28-29, 2023
Location: Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound WA
This workshop is hosted by the WA-TWS Chapter.
The 2-day workshop is part of the WA TWS Annual Meeting. Conference registration is optional.
To register go to WA TWS Workshop Webpage
Download WA TWS Workshop Flyer
Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization Wenatchee, WA
Course Dates: June 28-30, 2023
Location: Wenatchee Valley College
This 3-day course is hosted by HomeRange.org
To Register: Contact Anna Machowicz
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (517) 388-2544
To Register go to Home Range Course Webpage
Download Home Range Course Flyer
Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization Madison, WI
$525.00 – $650.00
Course Dates: Aug. 2-3, 2023
Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison
This 2-day course is hosted by Global Wildlife Resources. For questions contact Mark Johnson DVM
Phone: (406) 570-3915
Download WI Course Flyer
Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization Marquette, MI
$550.00 – $785.00
Course Dates: Sept. 19-21, 2023
Course Location: Northern Michigan University, Marquette MI
This 3-day course is hosted by Global Wildlife Resources. For questions contact Dr. Mark Johnson DVM
Phone: (406) 570-3915
Download MI Course Flyer
Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization Wolf Haven International
$625.00 – $750.00
Course Dates: Oct. 3-5, 2023
Course Location: Wolf Haven International, Tenino WA
This 3-day course is hosted by Wolf Haven International.
Registration is open with a Sept. 8 application deadline.
For more information contact Wolf Haven. Email: [email protected]
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the difference between GWR 2-day and 3-day courses?
A: GWR 2-day courses have all of the course content and hands-on labs except for working with live animals.
|GWR 2-day Courses||GWR 3-day Courses|
|Course Content||All topics||All topics|
|Certificate of Training||16 hours||24 hours|
|Drug Delivery System Lab||X||X|
|Needle and Syringe Lab||X||X|
|Blood Collection Practice Station||X||X|
|TPR Lab with Live Animals||X|
|Chemically Immobilize Live Animals||X|
|Monthly Live Q&A Sessions||X||X|
Q: What if I need to cancel?
A: CANCELLATION POLICY – Cancellations 60 days or more – full refund. Cancellations 30-59 days before the course – 50% refund. Cancellations less than 30 days – no refund.
Q: What if I can’t attend a live GWR course?
A: Sign up for Dr. Mark’s online course, “The Foundations of Wildlife Chemical Capture“.
Take this online training at your own pace with Dr. Mark’s Interactive Support.
- Access is for a full year!
- 16 hours approved for TWS Professional Development Program and RACE approved.
- Amazing demonstration videos and stunning images.
- 150 page downloadable course notebook plus handouts
There is far more content here than in any other online course in chemical capture.
Download online Foundations Course Flyer
Here is a video introducing The Foundations of Wildlife Chemical Capture Online Course.
Would you like a College Student Discount for the online Foundations Course? Learn More Here