2023 Health Clinic Information

The Whippet Health Foundation will be conducting health clinics in conjunction with the 2023 AWC National Specialty. OFA Eye Certification (CAER), BAER testing and Echocardiogram clinics will be held as well as microchipping service. The Whippet Health Foundation will be subsidizing a portion of the per dog cost for eye, hearing and heart 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 2023 AWC NATIONAL

CAER Eye Clinic: Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 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 (actual cost is $50, WHF will subsidize $15/dog). Online OFA forms will be available for this clinic. More information to follow.

BAER Hearing Clinic: Tuesday, April 11, 2023, with additional appointment time TBD by the doctors
This clinic will be conducted by Dr. Susanne Hughes and Dr. Lisa Costello. Appointments will be pre-booked. The cost is $60 per dog for confidential results, $30 for public results submitted to WHF database.

OFA Echocardiogram Clinic: Monday, April 10 through Thursday, April 13th, 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 OFA ACA echocardiogram clearance examinations. All exams will take 15 to 20 minutes. 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 $275 for confidential results, $225 for public results submitted to WHF database.

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, MARCH 27, 2023
If you are paying by check ...
Download a registration form via the link 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: Cathy Gaidos, 10177 Blue River Hills Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502-9079.
Download PDF version of this page plus a registration form
Download only a 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. Please remember to pay when you are done filling out the form or your appointments will not be scheduled until you do so.
Appointments will not be scheduled until payment is received.
You can reach me at cathygaidos5@gmail.com or (785) 564-0150. Email is preferred.