Defining, Developing and Documenting Success in Working Dogs
September 7-9, 2011 | Pearl River, NY
“Honoring the past, preparing for the future”
Dr. Eldin Leighton | View His Bio
Dr. Carmen Battaglia | View His Bio
Jeff Helsdon | View His Bio
David Kontny | View His Bio
Dr. Cindy Otto | View Her Bio
Jennifer Brown, DVM, DACVS
Corporal Scott Chapman
Deb Duffy, PhD
Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society, University of Pennsylvania | View Her Biography
Effects of the raising environment on behavioral development in guide dogs
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Kenneth Furton, PhD
Robert Gillette, DVM, MSE
Director Veterinary Sports Medicine Program and Canine Detection Research Institute, Auburn University | View His Biography
Athletic Building Blocks of Detection Dog Performance
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Sam Gosling, PhD
Dominique Grandjean, DVM, PhD
Bill Lewandowski, MS
Bess Pierce, DVM, MZS, DABVP, DACVIM
Nicola Rooney, BSc, PGCE, PhD
University of Bristol | View Her Bio
Measuring and Investigating Factors which Affect the Performance of Search Dogs, their Handlers and Dog-Handler Teams – Studies from the UK and USA
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Stephanie Van den Berg
Risë VanFleet, PhD, RPT-S
M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD, ACVP
Highlights from the Field
VMAT Animal Decon Workshop
Sept 7, 2011
1:00p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Before July 1 $50, after July 1 $60
This 3 hour workshop will cover an introduction to hazardous materials and an overview of decontamination procedures. Participants will break out into small groups to discuss decontamination concerns for their working canines based on likely risks and exposures.
This hands on workshop will use state of the art simulator technology to cover a wide variety of First Aid techniques.
Sept 7, 2011
8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
For registration details, go to www.pennhip.org
The University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program (PennHIP) has earned a reputation as the most accurate and precise evidence-based hip screening method to estimate a dog’s risk for developing the osteoarthritis (OA) of canine hip dysplasia. Completion of this seminar will provide the necessary information to accurately perform PennHIP screening and subsequently obtain PennHIP Certification.