Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30-8:00PM Canine First Aid and CPR Instruction, Dr. Mellissa Voll-Stouffer VMD and Dr. Robert S Dove DVM

Please join us in the West Ballroom for an opportunity to learn hands-on training in important emergency care.   Dr. Voll-Stouffer and Dr. Dove will be presenting information about treating common emergencies such as:

K9 CPR class instruction with hands-on practice on K9 CPR training unit.                                                                                                                                         – Stop the bleeding!  Focus on Ears & Tails                                                                                                                                                                                                             – How to safely bandage a wound and wound care

and much more!  please follow this link  Canine CPR info .  There will be class handout materials provided at no charge.

The class requires pre-registration. Please RSVP your intention to participate by using this link –  Contact Karen Winter

SPECIAL NOTE:  The hotel has generously provided a pre class light supper option for $20 a person at 6:00 PM for those people who are participating in the seminar if desired.  Follow this link to Order CPR light supper.

NOTICE: The hotel strictly prohibits any other outside vendor food from being brought into the ballroom.

Please read bio for Dr. Mellissa Voll-Stouffer VMD here –  Dr VS Bio.


Wednesday, May 10 at  8:00 PM – Scottish Deerhound Forum, Barbara Heidenreich and Kris Smith.

Ask the Veterans offers you a chance to interact with long-time “survivors”.  The gathering will provide key presentations by:                                                                                                                Betty Stephenson – Health                                                                                                                                Michael Blair – Coursing                                                                                                                                      Linda Madden – Showing as an Owner Handler                                                                                    Anita Eisthen – Obedience and Rally by this year’s judge

An open Q & A on any topic will follow: husbandry, breeding, evaluating puppies, dual sire litters, longevity, training a Deerhound puppy not to jump on you (who knew it was possible!!)…. or whatever interests you.

The evening will be topped off with “Veterans” (40 years in the breed) offering their “funniest moments in Deerhounds” It’ll be an informative and enjoyable evening!!

Handouts will be available on Health, Coursing, Showing, Obedience, the Deerhound Standard and copies of Your Scottish Deerhound Primer (2023 update).


Thursday, May 11 at   8:00 PM – Health Seminar, Dr. James E. Radcliffe, “The Future of Veterinary Medicine” Where we are, where we are going.

Deerhound owners from all over have been taking their dogs to Dr. Radcliffe for years.  Dr. R, as he is called at the hospital, is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, the Wheeling Valley Veterinary Medical Association (Past President), and the Scottish Deerhound Club of America.

Dr. Radcliffe has served as an instructor for the Canaan Valley Equine Seminar; Adult Education at Garrett Community College in Oakland, MD; and Bethany College in Bethany, WV. He has also been the guest speaker for the Scottish Deerhound National Specialty; the Whippet National Specialty; The Saluki National Specialty; the Annual Golden Gathering in Wheeling; “Greyhounds Reach the Beach” in Dewey Beach, DE; “Sandy Paws” in Jekyll Island, GA; the National Mended Hearts Association convention in San Antonio, TX, speaking on the health benefits of pet ownership; and Pfizer Animal Health, speaking on topics such as geriatrics, performance injuries, canine physical rehabilitation, pain management, and Stem Cell Therapy.

Married in 1976 to his best friend, Judy, they have one daughter, Abigail (1981) who was married in 2007. He enjoys the companionship of two greyhounds, Sysco and Angel, and his hobbies include reading, gardening, romping with the hounds, and engaging in “face time” with his grandsons, Nicholas Joseph Lopez II (Born 2009) and James Anthony Lopez (Born 2011).