Family Day weekend went to the dogs this year as CKC hosted the first ultrasound training course in Canada from PetTech Solutions!
The first event of its kind hosted by CKC, the ultrasound training joins the annual CKC Seminar
as part of a growing group of CKC member benefits
selected specifically to support member breeders in accessing education opportunities.
Training participants gained hands-on experience using the ScanPad Portable Ultrasound for Dog Breeders
on their own dogs under the expert guidance of Vet Image Solutions and Animal Ultrasound Association Sonographers, Catherine Stowell and Yvette Lovis of London, UK. The ScanPad can be used by breeders at home for pregnancy confirmation, early detection of uterine abnormalities that require urgent veterinary assistance and determining all puppies have been delivered at the end of whelping.
Long-time CKC member, Loreta Serafini of OZ Yorkshire Terriers, had this to say about her experience in the class:
“I wasn’t sure that an ultrasound machine could make my job any easier when I signed up for the course, but knowledge is knowledge. When I scanned the two girls I brought with me, I realized that this was going to help me in a big way. I can confirm pregnancy, confirm multiple puppies (so important to know in a toy breed), accurately predict or confirm birth dates and this one really blew my mind—accurately reveal a fetus that had died in utero. Thank you to Pet Tech Solutions for bringing this option forward—I never would have done it on my own.”
“We’re here for CKC members,” said Karen Abbott, President of PetTech Solutions
, “whether we are bringing international experts to share their knowledge or developing new technology that is exclusively available to CKC members, we want to give breeders the tools and skills they need to effectively and affordably manage their breeding programs.”
“PetTech Solutions exemplifies the kind of strategic alliances we are developing at the Canadian Kennel Club,” shares CKC Executive Director, Lance Novak. “CKC member breeders are wholly committed to the highest standards when it comes to their breeding programs. We are proud to support that commitment with new initiatives and collaborations with organizations who share CKC’s dedication providing members with exceptional education opportunities and technology.”
PetTech Solutions is planning ultrasound trainings throughout Canada. If you or your club would like PetTech’s trainings available in your area
, PetTech Solutions’ President, Karen Abbott, would love to hear from you. Contact her directly at Karen@pettechsolutions.com