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This seminar information for 2017 is provided for reference only.

2018 seminars details will be posted in early May.

Geriatrics and Longevity

Friday, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Dr. James Radcliffe, DVM

Greyhounds are now living longer, healthier lives than ever before. What can we do to help our greyhounds live not only a long life but enjoy their life as they age? Dr. Radcliffe will help us understand the aging process and what we can do in his seminar, Geriatrics and Longevity.

Rapping with Radcliffe (open forum Q&A)

Friday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Dr. James Radcliffe, DVM

Bring your questions to this seminar. Dr. Radcliffe’s experience and knowledge is vast.

Dr. James Radcliffe is the owner of Town and Country Animal Hospital in Wheeling WV. Being a veterinarian has been his dream since he was twelve years old. He graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. in Animal Science and from Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Radcliffe is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, the Wheeling Valley Veterinary Medical Association and the Scottish Deerhound Club of America. Of top most important to us greyhound owners…every parent of a greyhound patient that we have spoken too sings his praises over and over. The greyhounds love him and the parents love him. He has spoken at a number of dog events including Greyhounds Reach the Beach, Sandy Paws, Sighthounds Wellness Conference and Beach Bound Hounds.

Lessons Animals Teach Us

Friday, 2:45pm – 3:30pm
Jean Ussery

Jean Ussery will share some of the many lessons she has learned from communicating with animals for more than 20 years. She feels a special affinity for Greyhounds, since they thought her a new way to speak with animals at events like Mountain Hounds. Come and hear stories about animals’ perspectives on us humans, their (sometimes) strange view of the way things ought to be, their wisdom, their humor–and their deep devotion to those they love.

When Jean first heard about animal communication from a friend, she thought the friend was nuts–and perhaps being ripped off by a “so-called” communicator. Fortunately, the preponderance of the evidence convinced her. Jean has studied with multiple teachers, including Patty Summers and Kate Reilly, but her best teachers have been the animals themselves. They shared their messages, jokes, philosophies, and viewpoints with her as they taught her how to listen.

Scooby North America

Saturday, 9:00am – 9:45am
Diane Ward, Scooby North America

Scooby North America is a 501(c)3 non-profit, founded in 2009 to act as a conduit between the Protectora de Animales SCOOBY Animal Sanctuary in Spain and the people of the United States. Diane Ward will talk about 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 other mixed breeds. If you have ever wondered about Galgos or don’t know what a Galgo is this is your chance to learn about this marvelous breed.

Diane Ward is the Chief Cook, Bottle-washer and Cat-herder for the group. She also does the contact for volunteering, adoptions and fosters, and general information. After her trip to Spain in 2007 she knew she had to be involved with these beautiful dogs. In 2009 she created Scooby North America a non-profit to provide education and fundraising.

The Racing Greyhound; Breeding to Retirement

Saturday, 10:00am – 10:45am
Jason Hancock

Jason will provide information about every aspect of the dog’s life as a racer, what it’s like as a puppy up to the daily life in a race kennel. The seminar is full of pictures and information.  This seminar is suited for a new owner or a veteran owner to attend.  Jason will conclude with a question and answer about their life on or off the track.

Jason became involved with greyhounds in 2001 after adopting Emma from Greyhound Friends of North Carolina.  He started helping at farms and race kennels over the years and has been involved in every aspect of the dog’s lives at some point. He worked as Asst. Trainer in Orlando and St. Petersburg. He has vast knowledge of the breed and of the racing and adoption side of greyhounds.

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

We are calling on greyhound experts who are interested in presenting as part of the 2018 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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