Detector dogs trained by Auburn University’s Canine Performance Sciences (CPS) at the College of Veterinary Medicine have been part of a multi-team effort with University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in unique projects to target Burmese pythons in Florida. Two projects included […]
Lela Lofton, the volunteer coordinator for Canine Performance Sciences, was recently selected as a recipient of the 2016 Women of Distinction Award from the Auburn University Women’s Center. Lofton received the award at a luncheon during the 2016 Women’s Leadership Conference. “It’s very humbling; there are many other women who have done bigger and better […]
Staff Sergeant Patrick MacIsaac, manager of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Dog Service Training Centre, will visit the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine this month to observe and learn about the college’s Canine Performance Sciences Program. MacIsaac will evaluate CPS’ training and research activities and tour facilities, and observe the Vapor Wake® canine teams […]
The VAPOR WAKE® detector dog technology created by researchers and canine training experts at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine has received a U.S. patent. VAPOR WAKE® is a scientifically-based method for selecting, training, and employing dogs for the detection of hand-carried and body-worn hazardous materials such as person-borne improvised explosive devices. “VAPOR […]
Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual Open House on Saturday, April 18, opening its facilities to the public to showcase the variety of professional opportunities available and allow people to learn more about animal care and health. The free student-organized event, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., features a variety of […]
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