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7th Annual Symposium on Canine Reproduction

October 27, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


A Canine Breeder Excellence Seminar

The 7th Annual Symposium on Canine Reproduction is an opportunity for breeders and veterinarians to convene and converse about our shared passion for breeding dogs. The focus of this year’s symposium is The Male and covers a broad array of topics designed to address management practices and common challenges faced by both kennels and clinics involved in standing a stud-dog for semen collection and storage.

All are welcome to attend, including veterinarians, breeders, technicians and lay-people.

Time Event Speaker
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Welcome & Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Management of a Stud-Dog (Fresh and Shipped Semen) - Practical and Health Concerns to Plan Around Dr. Sara Lyle
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Causes and Management of Infertility and Subfertility - Young Dogs Dr. Karen Von Dollen
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Fertility and Nutrition - Foods that Affect Sperm Function Dr. Caitlyn Getty
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (provided) & Lecture - Semen Evaluation and Processing Technology Dr. Theresa Beachler
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Role of Genetic Health Testing in a Breeding Program Dr. Katie Withowski
(with Dr. Kate Meurs & Dr. Natasha Olby)
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Banking on the Future - Semen Freezing as a Genetic Safety Net and Commercial Breeding Tool Dr. Scott Bailey
3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Causes and Management of Infertility and Subfertility - The Old Dog Dr. Katelyn Ellis
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Q & A Session Dr. Sara Lyle
Dr. Scott Bailey
Dr. Katelyn Ellis
Dr. Katie Withowski


Sara Lyle, DVM, PhD, DACT – Associate Professor, Theriogenology

Karen Von Dollen, DVM – AKC / AKC CHF / TF Theriogenology Resident

Caitlyn Getty, DVM – Resident, Nutrition

Theresa Beachler, DVM – Graduate Research Assistant, Theriogenology

Katie Withowski, DVM – AKC / AKC CHF / TF Theriogenology Resident

Scott Bailey, DVM, DACT – Associate Professor, Theriogenology

Katelyn Ellis, DVM – Resident, Theriogenology


The registration fee for the symposium is $50 for both veterinarians and non-veterinarians. This fee includes light refreshments in the morning, a catered lunch, and 7 hours of CVME for veterinarians and veterinary technicians as approved by the NCVMB and the AAVSB RACE.

NCSU Students may register at a discounted rate of $10. Class size will be limited to 80 participants.

If you are unable to attend in person, this year’s symposium will be offered as a live webinar. Registration for the webinar is $50.



October 27, 2018

8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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NC State College of Veterinary Medicine

1060 William Moore Dr.




United States


Office of Continuing Education & Outreach