This year’s Penn Vet Working Dog Conference offers 3 opportunities for veterinarians, technicians, handlers, trainers, breeders, scientists and program managers to expand their knowledge on health and performance of working dogs.

1. VMAT K9 Decon Workshop (4 hrs CE)
2. Educational Conference (17 hrs CE)
3. Scenario Based Training Opportunity (6 hrs CE)

Learn more and register now – space is limited!


“Whole Dog Health: An Integrative Approach to Building a Stronger Team”

June 5-8, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

This year’s conference will focus on current best practices and new techniques for maintaining the health and longevity of working and performance dogs. Minimizing injury, rehabilitation, and preventive care are essential to ensuring your K9 partner’s success. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore 4 key tracks including Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Emergency & Preventive Medicine, and Behavior. Each track will begin with a presentation by the nation’s leading experts in the field, followed by 6 breakout sessions which offer the opportunity to explore specific topics and access hands on training.

To view the full agenda, click HERE.

VMAT Decon Hands On Workshop (4 hrs CE provided by University of Pennsylvania, national CE status pending)
Thursday, June 5, 12:00p – 4:00p

This course will provide classroom instruction in decontamination of working dogs, post decontamination veterinary care, monitoring of working dogs, PPE, environmental considerations, and regulations for working dogs and veterinarians.

Scenario Based Training Op (6 hrs CE provided by University of Pennsylvania, national CE status pending)
Sunday, June 8, 2:00p – 8:00p

$125 – Handlers w/K9s, Veterinarians, Technicians

$50 – Vet Students, Search Team Managers, Tech Search, and Other Non-K9 Positions

Scenario based training incorporating real world search problems. This will include rubble, wide area and building searches. Target odors include live find, cadaver, explosives (black powder), narcotics, and criminal apprehension. Scenario will also include mock veterinary scenarios and hazards.

Did you miss the 2013 Conference? Buy the 2013 Conference DVD set or individual DVDs HERE.

Any questions, please contact the Conference Coordinator at kkelsey@vet.upenn.edu.