AKC Canine Health Foundation Partnering with VetVine to Present Educational Event May 27

05/05/2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs, is partnering with VetVine to present a free educational webinar on canine cancer Wednesday, May 27 at 8 p.m. EDT.

This special event will feature Jeffrey N. Bryan, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM, associate professor of oncology at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, providing dog lovers with a rare glimpse into what cancer is; why dogs get it; and new and exciting treatments.

“Our donors care about their dogs and invest in the future of canine health by supporting Foundation efforts to find new treatments to debilitating diseases like cancer,” Susan Lilly, AKC Canine Health Foundation CEO said, adding, “We’re thrilled to be able to partner with an organization like VetVine and share insight from a well-respected veterinary professional like Dr. Bryan.”

Run by veterinary specialists and other experts in the animal health industry, VetVine (www.VetVine.com) is a growing online resource for pet owners, an accredited resource of continuing education for veterinary professionals, and strong community for the  veterinary profession. The May 27 canine cancer webinar is the first in a series of online events hosted by VetVine and presented by the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Future webinars will cover joint health, mental stimulation, and allergies and itchy skin in dogs.

“Our goal and mission is to become regarded as an expert resource for pet information,” VetVine’s Sheri L. Berger, DVM, DACVO said.

According to Dr. Berger, the topics of the webinars were selected based on what diseases and conditions are important to AKC Canine Health Foundation supporters, with the content developed for dog owners by veterinary experts.

“Pet health is a $50 billion industry; it’s clear that consumers care deeply about their pets and will spend to keep them healthy. These webinars will help shed light on aspects of prevention and treatment dog owners may not be familiar with, using reputable information directly from experts,” she explained.

The first webinar will wrap up the AKC Canine Health Foundation’s Pet Cancer Awareness Month in May. Links to the VetVine webinar, podcasts, and other helpful information on different types of cancer and the search for cures will be available on the easy-to-use website www.akcchf.org/caninecancer throughout the month. The webinars can be watched live or at a later date; complimentary event registration is available, with a suggested donation of $10 which will support research benefiting canine health.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation raises funds to support veterinary research benefitting all dogs and leverages the power of science to provide reliable, trustworthy canine health resources for dog lovers. 

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