Penn Vet Working Dog Conference-2018

Working Dog Conference

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2018 Penn Vet Working Dog Conference

"Creating the Working Dog: Puppy to Professional" 

April 20-23, 2018
Clarion Hotel
76 Industrial Highway, Essington, PA
Group Rate: $104/night, must be booked by 3/30/18
Group Name: Penn Vet Working Dog Conference

Working Dog Center

Now accepting submissions for Highlights from the Field (presentations & posters)

We are offerings two Highlights from the Field sessions that will include 10-minute presentations featuring research abstracts and lessons learned from the field. We will also offer a poster session.

Submit proposals at

Applications due December 15, 2017. Announcements made by January 15, 2018.

Questions should be directed to Kathleen Kelsey at

About the Penn Vet Working Dog Conference

Starting in 2010, the Penn Vet Working Dog Center has held the Working Dog Conference, a gathering of working dog professionals including veterinarians, academics, working dog handlers, breeders, students, behaviorists, and those interested in what makes a better working dog.

This past year, Working Dog 360: A multidisciplinary approach offered attendees the opportunity to look in all directions to learn how we can advance the different aspects of working dog health and performance by working together.

We are proud to hold a conference in which all people invested in the health and performance of all types of working dogs can learn together.

Read About Previous Conferences

Learn about the Working Dog Conference from past years by downloading the programs (PDF):

PVWDC Conference Program 2010 Download
PVWDC Conference Program_2013 Download
PVWDC Conference Program_2016 Download
PVWDC Conference Program_2014 Download
PVWDC Conference Program_2011 Download