2017 Health Clinic Information

The Whippet Health Foundation will be conducting health clinics in conjunction with the 2017 AWC National Specialty. OFA Eye Certification, BAER and cardiac echocardiogram clinics will be held as well as microchipping and AKC DNA testing. The Whippet Health Foundation will be subsidizing a portion of the per dog cost for BAER and cardiac testing for those dogs participating in the WHF database.

All test results subsidized by and released to the WHF Database will be public record. It is up to you to enter your dog into the WHF database and to provide us with a copy of the test results.


Eye Clinic: Wednesday, April 19th, 1pm to 6pm. This clinic will be conducted by Dr. Patricia Gearhart, ACVO. We will be offering the OFA eye certification exam. This test fulfills the AWC Futurity requirement. Appointments will be pre-booked. The cost is $30 per dog.

BAER Hearing Clinic: Tuesday, April 18th and Wednesday, April 19th, exams times TBD by the doctor. This clinic will be conducted by Dr. Susanne Hughes. Appointments will be pre-booked. The cost is $55 per dog for confidential results, $30 for results submitted to the WHF database.

Cardiac Echocardiogram Clinic: Tues, April 18th , Wed, April 19th and Thurs, April 20th (9am to 5pm). This clinic will be conducted by Dr.’s Rebecca Stepien and Heidi Kellihan from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. They will be performing echocardiogram clearance (pre-breeding) examinations only. No recheck examinations, no ill dog examinations. All exams will take 30 minutes. These results will be acquired the day of the test. This exam will fulfill the requirements for the OFA Advanced Cardiac Database (ACA). You may sign up as many Whippets as you want, there is no limit. Appointments will be pre-booked. The cost of the exam is $250 for confidential results, $200 for results released to the database.

AKC DNA Profile test: (DNA cheek swab): $40/sample. Swabs can either be mailed to you prior to the national or picked up at the national. All swabs must be collected at the national to qualify for this special rate, do not send to AKC on your own or they will charge you full price.

Microchipping: $35 per dog. This service will be done by Dr. Hughes and will include an AKC ISO Chip as well as the registration. Dr. Hughes will schedule a time with you after your health clinic registration is received.

DEADLINE TO PRE-REGISTER IS Monday, April 3rd, 2017
If you wish to register, payment MUST accompany your registration form or have been processed by PayPal on the WHF website at www.whippethealth.org. Note that for payment by check, checks must be in US Funds drawn on US Banks. To register for any of the health clinics, please use online registration or download the PDF registration form via the links here: