Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
The AKC Canine Health Foundation in 2018 managed over 120 active research grants worth more than $8 million, the charitable organization’s year-end report revealed.
Among other highlights:
- Educational grants were awarded to two residents through the Theriogenology Foundation’s Theriogenology Residency Program. The recipients were Alyssa Helms, DVM, and Kate Withowski, DVM.
- The Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program named five research fellows: Ana Costa, DVM, MS, DACVIM; Shelby Gasson, DVM; Mariah Gentry, DVM; Sarah Murphy; and Caroline Wood, DVM, Ph.D.
- The President’s Award was presented to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.
- The American Boxer Charitable Foundation and the Golden Retriever Foundation were named Distinguished Research Partners.
- Four webinars were held on topics such as noise phobia and immune-mediated hemolytic anemia.
- Continuing education was offered to veterinary professionals, dog owners and breeders.
“We are honored to collaborate with the highest-caliber scientists, breeders, veterinarians and dog lovers,” said Diane Brown, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP, the foundation’s CEO. “We look forward to better health for all dogs as we work with these groups to create even more opportunities to advance canine health research.”
The foundation holds a top four-star rating from Charity Navigator and a platinum rating from GuideStar, another evaluator of non-profit groups.