Members typically meet three times a year. Meetings feature invited speakers. Each meeting includes an opportunity for members to update others about progress with their task forces. MAC meetings promote vigorous discussion and positive interactions, and the animals benefit as a result. For information from past meetings, visit this page.  Click to see a list of all past MAC meetings and topics, click here. To view presentations from past MAC meetings, click here.

2018 MAC Meetings:

Dates and Topics

Upcoming Meetings:

The 2018 All About Dogs conference will be held on Sunday, June 24th! Click here for more information.

Information from Prior Meetings:

March 25, 2018 Whole Cat Workshop:  The topic was “Building Relationships & Removing Barriers to Help More Cats”. Visit the WCW information page for more information about the  topic and speaker. 

November 19, 2017 Hot Topics: ANIMAL HOARDING – The balance between compassion and/or conviction.

October 29, 2017 All About Dogs: Creative Ideas for Foster Care

April 2, 2017 Whole Cat Workshop: “Strategies to Help More Cats” – presentations and resources

October 23, 2016 Hot Topics: Collaborating to Help Animals

March 20, 2016 – Whole Cat Workshop presentations and resources

April 3, 2016 – All About Dogs presentations 

meeting photoMeetings are generally held from 9 am until between 1 pm and 3 pm. Some sessions can run all day. Meetings are held at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, MA. Meeting costs vary for members ($20) and non-members ($30). The nature of some meetings may dictate a higher registration fee. Light breakfast and lunch are included.

Directions to Tufts University Grafton Campus:

Take the Mass Pike to Exit 11 (Worcester/Millbury). At the bottom of the exit, go right onto Route 122 South toward Grafton. After 1.5 miles you will see a series of green highway signs for the Junction of 140 and 30. Take a left just before Statewide Glass. Follow road to its end and take a left. Go about 0.2 miles and take a right at the lights onto Route 30 East toward Westboro.   You will reach Tufts in about 2 miles.  Follow signs to Foster Small Animal Hospital.  Once you have passed the hospital on your right, take a right.  Do not enter the parking lot in front of the hospital.  Take a right after the hospital entrance onto Willard Road.  Pass the horse paddocks on the right and take a right onto Service Road.  At crest of the hill, Varis Lecture Hall will be on your right in the back of Foster Small Animal Hospital.  Turn left and park in the lot OR pass the hospital and park in the large lot on the right.  (Please don’t park in the area behind the hospital.)  Go in the back entrance of the hospital and you will enter the lobby of Varis Lecture Hall.  Click here to get directions online.

Note:  it is Cummings School policy that animals are not to be left unattended in cars at any time.

Membership and its Benefits

Visit our membership page.


Learn the benefits of sponsoring a MAC meeting here.


Please email if you have an idea for a speaker for a MAC meeting.