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Just 167 days until Mountain Hounds 2019!Registration opens January 15th

This seminar information for 2018 is provided for reference only.

2019 seminar details will be posted in early May.

Royal Sighthound Connection Galgo and Podenco Adoption

Friday, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Debbie Calfa

Debbie will share her experience with Galgos and the great work that her group does to meet their goal to promote the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of the Spanish Galgo and the Podenco. Debbie will also cover their fostering program and what you can do to help.

Tips for a Safe Transition from Track to Home

Friday, 2:45pm – 3:30pm
Rory Goree

Mr. Goreé was honorably discharged from the United States Navy in 1993. After 10 years of service he discovered greyhounds. Since then he has been involved in several capacities and positions working with the Greyhound Racing Industry and greyhound adoption community and has been invited to speak at numerous greyhound adoption events as well as university, veterinarian and racing symposiums across the country and at both the American Greyhound Track Operators Association and the Association of Racing Commissioners conferences. He has served on the Arizona Department of Racing’s committee to review and recommend greyhound racing welfare related rules. When not involved with greyhounds Rory works as an Information Security Analyst specializing in SAP.

Mr. Goreé is currently the National Vice President of Greyhound Pets of America and Vice Chairman of the Arizona Racing Commission. Mr. Goreé has previously served as the President of Greyhound Pets of America and Chairman of the Arizona Racing Commission.

Mr. Goreé will share what he’s learned during his various roles working with Greyhounds and provide tips for a safe transition to home life.

How to Know When to Extract

Friday, 3:45pm – 5:00pm
Dr. Katherine Queck, DVM, FAVD

A graduate of Iowa State University, Dr. Queck has performed advanced dental procedures on pets since 1986. In 1993, she became a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry of which there are less than 100 members worldwide.

‘How to Know When to Extract’ reviews a variety of different tooth abnormalities and the options for treatment besides extraction. Discolored teeth, fractured teeth, mobile teeth, teeth with enamel defects, malpositioned teeth, and periodontally diseased teeth will be discussed. Procedures to be reviewed are: Root canal therapy, orthodontics, crowns, and restorations are some of the therapies discussed.

Periodontal Disease

Saturday, 9:00am – 10:00am
Dr. Katherine Queck, DVM, FAVD

A graduate of Iowa State University, Dr. Queck has performed advanced dental procedures on pets since 1986. In 1993, she became a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry of which there are less than 100 members worldwide.

Periodontal disease will go in-depth into the most common disease of greyhounds, discuss the causes, the treatment, and prevention. Home care options will also be reviewed and discussed.

A Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medical Approach to Palliative Care and the End of Life

Saturday, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Dr. Barbara Butchko, DVM

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine utilizes medical theories and practices that have developed in China over the last 3000 years. These include nutritional and herbal therapies, acupuncture, massage, and a form of moving meditation. All of these modalities can be used in conjunction with modern western medicine to improve our pets’ health and comfort. In this talk we will discuss how they can be used specifically at the end of life. We will cover techniques that you can use on your own and ways in which a trained traditional Chinese Veterinary medicine practitioner can become an invaluable part of your pet’s journey.

Would you like to speak at Mountain Hounds or know someone who might?

We are calling on greyhound experts who are interested in presenting at next year’s program. If there is a particular topic or project you would like to share at the event or if you would like to suggest a speaker, please contact us.

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