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Working Dog Center News and Events

Working Dog Center News & Events


Status of Penn Vet Events

In accordance with the University's new mitigation practices in response to the Coronavirus disease, we ask that you please double-check whether or not an event is still being held or has been cancelled or rescheduled. Thank you.


Working Dog Center Events

Penn Vet Working Dog Center 2020 Conference

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we moved the conference to a virtual event. Doors opened April 24, 2020. 

Don't worry! On-demand access is still available. 

The Penn Vet Working Dog Center is often in local, regional, and national news. Here you can read the latest articles. And it's a great place to read stories about our puppies, our people, and our friends.


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Working Dog Center Stories

New Graduates of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center Aid SEPTA Police Force, Search and Rescue Teams

A new group of canine graduates from the Penn Vet Working Dog Center has officially entered the workforce, using scent-detection skills to aid in public safety. Graduates include:

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Novel canine scent detection program holds promise in PA’s fight against Spotted Lanternfly

A new pilot training program from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) points to a promising solution in Pennsylvania’s efforts to thwart the Spotted Lanternfly. By utilizing scent detection dogs to identify Spotted Lanternfly egg masses, Penn Vet researchers hope to proactively neutralize the destructive insects before they become a fully realized threat as a mature adult.

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Penn Vet Launches COVID-19 Canine Scent Detection Study

A pilot training program utilizing scent detection dogs to discriminate between samples from COVID-19 positive and COVID-19 negative patients is the focus of a new research initiative at Penn Vet.

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Eight new pups report for duty

More sure-footed and confident by the day, the U litter puppies of the Working Dog Center are not yet 3 months old, yet are already a month into their training to use their agile bodies and sensitive noses to serve society.


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