Dr. Cindy Otto is an associate professor and veterinarian with specialty certification in both Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has worked in the Emergency Service at the University of Pennsylvania MJ Ryan Veterinary Hospital for over 20 years. She has been a member of FEMA’s Pennsylvania Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1 from 1994-2010. She is a certified trick dog instructor (CTDI) and has been training dogs for the past 10 years. Most recently she has founded the Penn Vet Working Dog Center and serves as the Executive Director, where she oversees the science based program to raise and train dogs for detection work. She owns an 11-year-old bichon mix, Dolce who has titled in agility, tricks, flyball and therapy.