Village Vet Community Talks Series – Tuesday 14 June 2016

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Join us for the first of a series of free talks hosted by Village Vet at our facility at St Johns Wood on Tuesday 14 June, 2016.

We are delighted to have Jenny Stephany as a guest speaker, she is a volunteer at Medical Detection Dogs, she will explain how the charity selects and trains dogs to detect changes in an individual’s personal odour triggered by a disease such as cancer and alert them to an impending medical event. These dogs also play a critical role in fetching critical medical supplies when needed as well.

Learn about the rigorous training program the medical detection dogs are put through so they are able to detect signs of cancer through breath, urine and swab samples. Find out how acute scenting instincts play a critical part in which dogs are selected to be medical detection dogs.

The value of the work of medical detection dogs has increased in importance as 1 in 8 British men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime and breast cancer continues to take a heavy toll across communities across the country.
The charity does not receive any Government funding for the work that they do and rely entirely on the generosity of donations from trusts and the public.

Stop by for free refreshments and nibbles to gain some insight into this life saving program. Let us know you’re coming on our Facebook event page or Eventbrite – we hope to see you there!

For any other information, please contact Sean Elliott at Village Vet on 0207 372 7077.