September 2018

Sep 21st, 2018

U.S. Attorney General visits Auburn to Examine Initiatives Addressing Nation’s Public Safety Threats

The nation’s top law enforcement official, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, visited Auburn University  Friday to examine two Auburn initiatives designed to protect the public—one focused on the national opioid crisis and the other involving the world’s most advanced detector dogs. Sessions visited Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine for a look at its Canine Performance Sciences program, which is […]

February 2018

Feb 12th, 2018

Vapor Wake® Trained Dog Most Advanced Real-Time Mobile Detection System

Man’s best friend has long been known as the perfect companion. In exchange for food, water and a pat on the head, a dog will love and defend its owner. Pioneering research begun 16 years ago at the College of Veterinary Medicine has led to patented technology to prove that the ”Auburn Dog” is the […]

January 2017

Jan 23rd, 2017

Irula tribesmen and Auburn detector dogs help remove pythons in Florida

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 […]

April 2016

Apr 19th, 2016

CPS Volunteer Coordinator Wins Women’s Leadership Award

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 […]

October 2015

Oct 15th, 2015

Manager of Royal Canadian Mounted Police Canine Training Centre to Visit

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 […]

August 2015

Aug 17th, 2015

VAPOR WAKE® Technology Granted Patent

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 […]

March 2015

Mar 25th, 2015

Open House set for April 18

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 […]