The PennVet Working Dog Center is a national research and development center for detection dogs. The team breeds and trains search dogs, national security detection dogs and K9 performance medicine dogs. Air Animal is a major donor sponsoring Roxie, one of the K9 performance medicine dogs now training to detect ovarian cancer.
The research end game is a robot as capable as trained dogs of detecting cancer in a tissue sample by scent. Roxie was born June 6, 2014, through PennVet's in-house breeding program. Below Roxie begins her training on the scent detection wheel.