2019 Health Clinic Information

The Whippet Health Foundation will be conducting health clinics in conjunction with the 2019 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 17th, 9am to 5pm. This clinic will be conducted by Dr. Jessica Meekins, DVM, MS, 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 16th 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 16th , Wed, April 17th and Thurs, April 18th (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. 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 1st, 2019
If you are paying by check ...
Download a registration form via one of the links below and fill it out. Mail your completed form and a check made payable to “WHF” in US funds (Checks written on foreign banks will NOT be accepted) to: Dr. Susanne Hughes, 503 Mason Rd., Durham, NC 27712
Download PDF version of this page plus a registration form
Download PDF version of only the registration form
If you are paying via PayPal (includes credit cards) ...
Register online via the WHF website. Click here to register online. After completing the online registration you will be directed to pay via PayPal.
Appointments will not be scheduled until payment is received.
You can reach me at snowhillwhips@gmail.com or (919) 608-1967. Email is preferred.