RESEARCH

RESEARCH

Studying factors that affect heath and performance View All Projects

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TRAINING CENTER

TRAINING CENTER

Watch our puppies working daily to master essential skills Watch Now

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EDUCATION

EDUCATION

Curriculum designed for the working dog community Learn More

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OUR ORGANIZATION

OUR ORGANIZATION

At Penn Vet we think differently about veterinary medicine

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Imprinting

Imprinting

Often used by trainers to describe initial target odor discrimination training however, this is not the scientific definition of imprinting. This operational definition describes a form of early associational training. Synonyms: n/a Scientific Usage: n/a Operational Usage: A phenomenon by which an animal during a formative stage of life forms a lasting attachment to, and

Internships, Externships & Fellowships

Internships, Externships & Fellowships

High School & Undergrad Internship | Harcum College Working Dog Certificate Program | Apprenticeship | Ovarian Cancer Detection Veterinary Student Internship | Veterinary Student Externship | Veteran Fellowship | Training Continuing Education High School & College Student Internship The Penn Vet Working Dog Center is excited to offer internships without credit to high school and college students as well  as to those seeking academic credit within the

Donatee

Donate

Members of the working dog community, including up and coming veterinarians, gain access to valuable knowledge and training. Through a vast array of educational opportunities including first aid and fitness classes to our international Working Dog Conference, our mission of accessible knowledge is achieved with your help.

Breeders

Breeders

The Penn Vet Working Dog Center was founded to address the need for high quality detection dogs in the United States. We aim to bring scientifically based advancements to working canine’s health and performance. Currently, the puppies in our program are donated from breeders across the country. These dogs must exemplify health and performance capabilities.

Foster Families

Foster Families

NEEDED! Families to foster puppies for the Penn Vet Working Dog Center!   What is the Penn Vet Working Dog Center (WDC)? The WDC aims to raise and train detection dogs who will eventually serve our communities in the areas of Urban Search and Rescue, ovarian cancer detection, narcotics detection, police work,  diabetes alert, and more! How does