2018 Health Clinic Information
The Whippet Health Foundation will be conducting health clinics in conjunction with the 2018 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.
HEALTH CLINIC SCHEDULE AT THE 2018 AWC NATIONAL
Eye Clinic: Wednesday, April 25th, 9am to 5pm. This clinic will be conducted by Dr. Nancy Bromberg, ACVO. Results can be sent to the Companion Animal Eye Registry (CAER) managed by OFA. This test fulfills the AWC Futurity requirement. Appointments will be pre-booked. The cost is $35 per dog.
BAER Hearing Clinic: Tuesday, April 24th with additional appointment time 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 24th , Wed, April 25th and Thurs, April 26th (9am to 5pm). Friday morning will be utilized for overflow if necessary 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. All exams will take 15 to 20 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. All swabs must be given to me 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 9th, 2018