Alpaca Health & Fiber Seminars

Peaceful Heart Alpacas offered Alpaca Fiber and Alpaca Health Seminars for five years, sharing our experience and knowledge with many people.  We will no longer be able to offer these classes on our farm, but are happy to offer ongoing support and information such as what was offered in the seminars below with all who purchase alpacas from us.  Check out our sales lists, and contact us for more information.


Alpaca Fiber Options

Once shearing is over, what do you do with all that lovely fiber?  Join us for discussion and demonstration of fiber preparation techniques for shows and processing.  We’ll address the different types of fiber shows and which are most appropriate for your fleeces, and the variety of options available for processing your fiber into products for use and profit.

The seminar will be led by Sharla Willis, owner of Peaceful Heart Alpacas.  She has been involved in fiber arts for most of her life and teaches many of the classes offered at the farm.  She became involved in raising alpacas in 2005, and has taught a six week course at a local community college on raising alpacas.

May 28, 9am-1pm



Alpaca Health Care

Healthy alpacas lead to happy alpacas and owners.  Join us for a lecture on the general care and maintenance of alpacas led by Dr.  Heather Jenkins.  She will be discussing new guidelines in alpaca care focusing on parasite control and treatment, neonatal care, and dental care.

Heather Jenkins, DVM, CVA owns Healing Springs Animal Hospital in Galax, Virginia where she focuses on a growing alpaca practice.  She will share knowledge gained through over 15 years experience caring for camelids.  She has attended every International Camelid Health Conferences at Ohio State University since 2010, including the most recent in March 2016, and has volunteered with Dr. Walter Bravo at the Alpaca Research Station in La Raya, Peru.

May 28, 2-5pm


Cost:  $60 for one seminar; $90 for both seminars; $30 for additional attendees from the same farm.  Seminars are complementary for those who have purchased alpacas from Peaceful Heart Alpacas.  Lunch will be provided between the classes and we invite all participants to join us.


Registration:  Register online, by phone, or at the farm.