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Breeding healthy puppies and sustaining your breed: the goal and how do you get there?

Brenda Bonnett

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virtual_event_header_banner_image_dc564c6ae50a564088a925f664e4121a25567b76_5377.jpgThe Embark Canine Health Summit, was a free, virtual conference held April 27-28, 2022 for breeders, veterinarians, scientists, or anyone with an interest in the intersection of canine health, genetics, dog breeding, and veterinary medicine. Registration was free. All sessions will be recorded and available to registrants after the event.


Among the speakers at this Virtual Summit was IPFD's own Veterinary Science Officer, Dr. Brenda Bonnett.

Her presentation is available as a video and a PDF.


Video link:

PDF Version: Embark seminar 2022 12 April 2 voice over Final for pdf.pdf


Embark's Health Summit Speakers included:

Carlos Alvarez, PhD -Associate Professor - The Ohio State University Colleges of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Jon Ambrose, MBA -Professional Services Organization - Embark

Danika Bannasch, DVM, PhD - Professor, Maxine Adler Endowed Chair in Genetics School of Veterinary Medicine - University of California Davis

Marty Becker - Adjunct Professor, Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction - University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine

Brenda N. Bonnett, DVM, PhD - CEO, International Partnership for Dogs

Ryan Boyko - Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Embark Veterinary

Adam Boyko, PhD - Founder and Chief Science Officer, Embark Veterinary

Victoria Cussen, PhD, CAAB - Senior Director, Applied Behavior Research, Behavioral Sciences Team - ASPCA

Autumn Davidson, DVM, MS, DACVIM - Clinical Instructor School of Veterinary Medicine - University of California, Davis

David Dieffenbach - Veterinary Product Strategy - Embark Veterinary

Jenna Dockweiler, MS, DVM, DACT, CCRT, CVAT - Veterinary Geneticist, Embark Veterinary Inc.

Jacquelyn Evans, PhD - Assistant Professor, Baker Institute for Animal Health - Cornell University

Hille Fieten, DVM, MSc, PhD - Director of the Expertise Centre of Genetics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - Utrecht University

Marty Greer, DVM, JD - Co-Owner Veterinary Village || Director of Veterinary Services, Revival Animal Health

Celine Halioua - Founder & CEO - Loyal

Samantha Hauser, PhD - Research Scientist II - Embark Veterinary

William Hendricks, PhD - Founder and Chief Scientific Officer - Vidium Animal Health || Assistant Professor, Integrated Cancer Genomics - TGen

Heather Huson, PhD - Associate Professor of Animal Genetics, Cornell University Department of Animal Sciences

Antti Iivanainen, DVM, PhD - Professor of Veterinary Anatomy, Director of the Bachelor Program in Veterinary Medicine - University of Helsinki

Joanna J. Ilska, PhD - Genetics Research Manager, The Kennel Club (UK)

Brenda S. Kennedy, DVM MS - Vice President of Health and Research - Canine Companions

Greger Larson, PhD - Professor of Evolutionary Genomics - University of Oxford

Larry Letsche, DVM - Small Animal Veterinarian - Remrock Farms Veterinary Services

Benjamin Lewis - Co-founder - The One Health Company

Christina Lopes - CEO & Co-founder - The One Health Company

Zachary Lounsberry - Product Analyst - Embark

Gail Miller Bisher - Director of Communications - The Westminster Kennel Club

Lisa Peterson - Senior Content Strategist, Breeder/Veterinarian - Embark Veterinary

Mariana Serao - Director of Canine Science and Technology - Retrieving Freedom Inc.

Robin P. Smith, PhD - Product Team - Embark

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