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Working Dog Center News and Events

Working Dog Center News & Events


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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.


Working Dog Center Stories

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German Shepherd First to Graduate from Penn Vet Working Dog Center Patrol School for Law Enforcement K9s

German Shepherd Rookie, at 19 months of age, is the first dog to graduate from the new Penn Vet Working Dog Center Patrol School. Previously, all law enforcement K9s from the Center attended patrol school at other facilities.

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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