Canine Breeder Excellence Seminar

The VFDCB joins with the Roanoke Kennel Club, the James River Valley Kennel Club, and the Theriogenology Foundation in sponsoring this important seminar for dog breeders. We hope you will join us either in Blacksburg or by webinar!

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Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
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$79 per person
Limited in-house seating is available.
A webinar option is available for those unable to attend the event. An archived version of the webinar will be available for at least three months after the event for those unable to watch it live.
Register at or contact the Theriogenology Foundation at 334-395-4966.
No registration on the day of the seminar.


Genetics for sound breeds and sound dogs
D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Genetics

Hypothyroidism: Fact based evidence for breeders
Kara Kolster, DVM, DACT
Associate Veterinarian, Springfield Veterinary Center

To supplement or not to supplement? That is the question
Stewart Morgan, DVM, PhD
Nutrition Resident

Practical stud dog management: Keys to preserving your future genetics
Nathaniel Jue, DVM
Theriogenology Resident

Parasite control: What, when, and how for your breeding stock
Julie Cecere, DVM, MS, DACT
Assistant Professor Theriogenology

Puppy protection! Implementing infection control into your breeding program
Brandy Burgess, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVIM, DACVPM
Associate Veterinarian, Springfield Veterinary Center

Q&A session: Now you have us; questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but were afraid!

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