AKC Canine Heath Foundation News
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce the funding of an exciting grant which aims to better understand and prevent hemangiosarcoma, an aggressive form of cancer in dogs. Together, the American Boxer Charitable Foundation, the Golden Retriever Foundation, and the Portuguese Water Dog Foundation are collaborating by pledging $432,000 to support this research effort.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs, announced that Susan Lilly, the Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, has announced her resignation effective December 31, 2015 for personal reasons.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of Canine Health Milestones at Canines & Cocktails Event December 8, 2015
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) celebrates 20 years of canine health research milestones at the 5th annual Canines & Cocktails event on Thursday, December 10 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Study of 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs Enters its Fourteenth Year November 24, 2015
A long-term medical surveillance study which has monitored the health and behavior of the search and rescue dogs deployed following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks enters its fourteenth year.
Three Promising Researchers Named 2016 AKC Canine Health Foundation Clinician-Scientist Fellows November 11, 2015
The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces the 2016 class of Clinician-Scientist Fellows. Learn more about these researchers who are committed to canine health research.
CHF Featured in WebMD Article on Canine Cancer November 5, 2015
Learn more about how your support of CHF is helping researchers better understand and treat cancer in dogs and humans.
New Research into Spontaneously Occurring Cancer in Dogs Helping to Inform Human Disease September 24, 2015
AKC Canine Health Foundation, NIH, and others contribute funding to research linked to discovering new treatment options for lymphoma that may impact dogs and their human companions.
Veterinary Students, Canine Health Professionals Gather in St. Louis for Insight on Medical and Scientific Advances September 23, 2015
The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization celebrating 20 years of preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs, hosted a successful 2015 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference August 7-9 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Douglas Thamm, VMD, DACVIM Receives Asa Mays, DVM Award for Excellence in Canine Health Research August 11, 2015
The AKC Canine Health Foundation is proud to announce that Douglas Thamm, VMD, DACVIM, Associate Professor of Oncology at the Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center is the recipient of the 2015 Asa Mays, DVM Award for Excellence in Canine Health Research.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Welcomes Diane Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP as Chief Scientific Officer August 7, 2015
Dr. Diane Brown joins the AKC Canine Health Foundation as Chief Scientici Officer (CSO)
AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces 2015 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference August 7-9 July 28, 2015
The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce it is hosting the 2015 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference August 7-9.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Partnering with VetVine to Present Educational Event May 27 May 5, 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.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Marking Pet Cancer Awareness Month with Free Online Resources May 1, 2015
The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs is continuing to leverage the power of science and research by providing free online resources to mark Pet Cancer Awareness Month.
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Donates Over $229,000 to the AKC Canine Health Foundation April 15, 2015
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company continues its long-standing support of canine health with a donation of over $229,000 to the AKC Canine Health Foundation.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces 2015 Clinician-Scientist Fellows February 11, 2015
The AKC Canine Health Foundation announcea the 2015 class of Clinician-Scientist Fellows. Six promising veterinary post docs and students were selected by their colleges of veterinary medicine and will receive support from the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) for their training and research efforts.
AKC Canine Health Foundation and Zoetis Award Grants for Chronic Kidney Disease and Heart Disease in Dogs January 14, 2015
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), in partnership with Zoetis Inc., is pleased to announce the funding of two grants that will help accelerate novel, emerging technology in canine chronic kidney disease and heart disease.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Recognizes Six Organizations as Distinguished Research Partners December 11, 2014
The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to honor six organizations as Distinguished Research Partners in canine health. These six organizations, collectively, have donated more than $3.3 million to CHF to help prevent, treat, and cure canine disease over the course of the past 20 years.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Presents Thomas A. Grabe with President’s Award at Canines & Cocktails Event December 3, 2014
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) will present Thomas A. Grabe, publisher of The Canine Chronicle, with the 2014 President’s Award for his exceptional contribution to advancing canine health
AKC Canine Health Foundation Takes Aim at Periodontal Disease in Dogs November 12, 2014
Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in adult dogs, and if left untreated could cause extreme gum damage, tooth loss and pain. By three years of age, most dogs have some evidence of periodontal disease and associated discomfort. In an effort to speed progress in prevention and effective treatment of canine periodontal disease, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has awarded two research grants to improve the oral health of dogs.
Ebola: Understanding Viral Transmission, Pathogenesis and Why the Dog is Part of the Conversation October 16, 2014
To better understand why dogs are part of the conversation surrounding Ebola a better understanding of the virus is necessary.
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