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Working Dog Practitioner Program

A Blended Online Program

Working and performance dogs, as compared to their pet counterparts, have higher physical exertion demands, increased risk for injury, and greater exposure to hazardous substances and environments. Veterinarians can expand their skills and services by learning how to effectively address these needs.

The Working Dog Practitioner program provides specialized instruction through a blended program of online courses and hands-on learning in workshops and preceptorships. Instructors include specialty certified practicing veterinarians with real life experience, and subject matter experts in the working dog field.

The Working Dog Practitioner program is RACE-approved for continuing education credits.

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Penn Vet Working Dog Center
3401 Grays Ferry Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Online program


Take your first step to becoming a Working Dog Practitioner!

A Growing Need

“There is a growing need for a more specialized approach to caring for the working and performance dog. Through this flexible, online format, our goal is to answer the questions that are important to both the veterinarian and the dog handler. And to provide that information so as to improve the health and performance of the working dog.”

Cynthia Otto, DVM, PHD, Associate Professor of Critical Care and Director, Working Dog Center School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


Merck-Sponsor of the Working Dog Practitioner ProgramPurina Pro Plan Veterinary