Health & Research

Non-profit Foundations

Golden Retriever Foundation (GRF)
AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF)
Morris Animal Foundation (MAF)
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)
Canine Eye Registry Foundation (CERF)   

Veterinary Medical Societies (Search for a Specialist)

American Veterinary Medical Association
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
American College of Veterinary Dermatology
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
(includes Cardiology, Neurology, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Oncology)
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
American College of Veterinary Surgeons
American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Health Testing

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA):  hips, elbows, heart, eyes, other
PennHIP:  hips
Canine Eye Registry Foundation (CERF):  eyes
Optigen:  DNA tests
VetGen:  DNA tests
Animal Health Trust (AHT):  DNA tests
Canine Health Information Center (CHIC):  Parent Club health testing recommendations    


OFA (approved searchable health test database, independently verified data)
CERF (approved searchable eye exam database, independently verified data)
K9Data (privately owned pedigree database, owner-reported health data)
GoldenDNA (privately owned DNA test database, owner-reported health data) 

Research (to submit blood and/or tissue samples)

Breen Lab (cancer)
Broad Institute (cancer, other diseases)
Modiano Lab (cancer)
Townsend Lab (pigmentary uveitis)   website coming soon
CHIC DNA Repository (healthy dogs and dogs with any disease)

Health Information

MedicineNet (Pet Health Center from WebMD)
Veterinary Partner
Merck Veterinary Manual
Colorado State Animal Cancer Center
AKC Canine Health Foundation Podcasts
Baker Institute for Companion Animal Health
Canine Epilepsy Network
Canine Histiocytosis

Veterinary Clinical Trials

Animal Medical Center, New York, NY
AKC Canine Health Foundation List
Colorado State University
National Cancer Institute Comparative Oncology Program
The Ohio State University
Texas A&M University
UC Davis
University of Minnesota
University of Pennsylvania
University of Wisconsin
Veterinary Cancer Society

Health Clinic Locations and Schedules (eyes, hearts, x-rays, and other tests)

Health Test Clinic Schedule

Useful Health-Related Links