Caring for Canine Heroes

K-9 Boomer visits our teaching hospital
Officer Larry Wooddell and K-9 Boomer of the Virginia Tech Police Department visit the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for Boomer's preventive care.

There are more than 200 working canines in law enforcement and search and rescue, and a significant number of service dogs throughout the New River Valley and Potomac Region. CENTAUR supports our four-footed heroes and believes:

  • Providing the best possible medical care to working and service dogs is critical in maintaining and supporting the human-animal interface in many facets.
  • The human partner-working dog team is one of the strongest human-animal bonds possible, and these teams ensure public safety, protection and freedom to those whom depend on their assistance.
  • It is essential to fully develop and support the care of working and service dogs, through clinical services devoted to excellence. A critical part of this mission is to also provide training to handlers and veterinary personnel involved with the working and service dog community.
2014 Caring for Canine Heroes calendar

Click or tap the image above for a slideshow of the 2014 calendar.

Caring for Canine Heroes calendar

If you missed the the opportunity to obtain a limited edition inaugural 2014 Working Dog Calendar, have no fear. The 2015 school year calendar will be available in August. Watch this page for details.

In the meantime, you can view a slideshow of the 2014 calendar by clicking the image on the right. The "next" and "prev" buttons will appear when you hover your mouse over the slideshow.