2022 Webinar Series

The Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre (SJDAWC) at the Atlantic Veterinary College invites you to its three-part webinar series on Animal Welfare Concerns with Dog Breeding.

The series will cover current methods for assessing the welfare of dogs kept in breeding kennels, as well as the impact of breeding for certain traits, such as conformations that result in brachycephaly, on the welfare of dogs. The series will include both national and international perspectives on the steps veterinarians can take to help improve the welfare of dogs worldwide.


International challenges for dog breeding: How do veterinarians navigate the complexities of health, welfare, and owner attachment?
Dr. Brenda Bonnett, DVM, PhD, Veterinary Science Officer, International Partnership for Dogs

Tuesday, March 15, 4 – 5 p.m. ADT

Deadline to register: Monday, March 14 at 11:45 p.m. ADT


Scientifically evaluating canine welfare in commercial breeding kennels: Does high volume preclude good welfare? 
Dr. Candace Croney, MS, PhD, Director, Center of Animal Welfare Science, Purdue University

Tuesday, March 22, 4 – 5 p.m. ADT

Deadline to register: Monday, March 21 at 11:45 p.m. ADT


Responsible breeding to improve canine welfare
Dr. Rowena Packer, PhD, Lecturer, Companion Animal Behaviour and Welfare Sciences, Royal Veterinary College

Tuesday, March 29, 4 – 5 p.m. ADT

Deadline to register: Monday, March 28 at 11:45 p.m. ADT


Learn more about our speakers!

Registration information and cost

The SJDAWC do require a registration fee for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, or other members of the veterinary community. Registration fees for veterinary or animal health technician students are subsidized by SJDAWC and will be no cost.

  • $50 per webinar
  • $120 for the series
  • Free for students

All prices include HST, Eventbrite fees will be added when registering

To register: Click here – Eventbrite


Continuing education information

The SJDAWC’s webinar series is certified to issue continuing education (CE) credits (RACE-program number: 20-894238) to registered veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Each webinar you attend qualifies you for one hour of CE credit. To be eligible for this credit you must meet the following qualifications and provide the following information:

  • Be a registered veterinarian or veterinary technician.
  • Provide your license number and state/province of licensure.
  • Pay the appropriate registration fee for the webinar(s).
  • Attend the webinar live.