News & Events

Continued sharing of information is vital to achieving our mission.

Through ongoing efforts including educational events and publications we carry out our mission by disseminating the latest scientific findings to the detection dog community.

Check back regularly to see what’s been going on at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center.

  • 2014 Penn Vet Working Dog Conference

    Posted On: July 3rd, 2013

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

    Date: June 5-8, 2014
    Location: Philadelphia, PA

    More details coming soon!


  • 6 New Grads

    Posted On: February 5th, 2015

    Penn Current features 6 new graduates!

    We wish Logan, Quest, Felony, Pinto, Pacy, and Jake the best in their future careers.

  • 4 New Graduates

    Posted On: October 29th, 2014

    The Penn Vet Working Dog Center celebrated the graduation and careers of 4 members of the WDC program!

    Bretagne – Diabetes Alert
    Morgan – Narcotics Detection
    Thunder – Urban Search & Rescue)
    Zzisa – Explosives Detection

    CBS 3 Philly was on hand for the celebration.

  • A Dog’s Day

    Posted On: July 27th, 2014

    The Philadelphia Daily News followed Jesse P. through a day of training to learn how we turn puppies into 4-legged heroes.


  • Exploring the Human-Animal Bond

    Posted On: October 14th, 2014

    Date: November 3, 2014
    Time: 8:30a – 3:30p

    Join Dr. Otto and other speakers including John Grogan, author of “Marley and Me”, as they explore the many aspects and benefits of the human-animal bond.

    Dr. Otto’s talk, “Saving Lives: How Dogs and Humans Work Together to Save Each Other” will start at 2:15p.

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  • New Classes Start October 27th

    Posted On: September 24th, 2014

    Register now! Space is limited!

    Puppy Socialization
    Mondays, 7:30-8:30p, starts Oct. 27th
    $150/6 week session
    Click HERE to learn more and register.

    Basic Obedience
    Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30p, starts Oct. 29th
    $100/4 week session
    Click HERE to learn more and register.

    Thursdays, 7:30-8:30p, starts Oct. 30th
    $160/6 week session
    Click HERE to learn more and register.

  • K9 First Aid Course

    Posted On: August 29th, 2014

    Join Dr. Otto for the 2014 Working Canine Critical Care Clinic and make sure you are prepared for veterinary issues that may arise while out in the field.

    Don’t work a dog? Skilled back-up personnel are essential to maintaining a K9s safety while working.

    This class includes a combination of lecture and hands on experience.

    Register now, space is limited!

  • New Class for Law Enforcement K9

    Posted On: August 22nd, 2014

    The WDC is offering current and sworn Law Enforcement K9 Officers and their Back-up Officers a one day scenario-based training.

    Date: October 10, 2014
    Time: 7:00am – 4:00pm
    Location: Penn Vet Working Dog Center

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