Awards and Scholarships

Clinician-Scientist Fellowships

The AKC Canine Health Foundation Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program has been established to support young scientists. The students are selected based on promise and enthusiasm for pursuing a career in canine health research. Through these efforts the AKC Canine Health Foundation’s ongoing mission to prevent, treat and cure canine disease will endure for years to come.

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Theriogenology Residency Program

The Theriogenology Residency Program is a collaboration between the American Kennel Club, the AKC Canine Health Foundation, and the Theriogenology Foundation to increase the number of trained practitioners in companion animal theriogenology.

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Canine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program

The Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program is a collaboration between the American Kennel Club (AKC) and AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) to increase the number of specialists trained to meet the unique needs of athletic and working animals, as well as all animals in need of rehabilitation.

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Asa Mays, DVM, Excellence in Canine Health Research Award 

The award is a biennial honor presented to research investigators who demonstrate meritorious advancements in furthering the mission of identifying, characterizing, and treating canine disease and ailments.  Dr. Asa Mays was a founding Board Member of the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

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The President's Award

The President's Award is given to a person or organization that has made an exceptional contribution to advancing canine health. Selected by the Chairman of the AKC Canine Health Foundation Board of Directors, it is presented annually.

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Distinguished Research Partners

The Distinguished Research Partner Award is given annually to clubs or organizations for their ongoing and outstanding commitment to support canine health research.

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Legacy Award

The Legacy Award is given in special recognition of a lifelong champion for dogs and supporter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation and its mission. Recipients are honored for their continuous advocacy of the Foundation and lasting support of canine health to benefit current and future generations of dogs.

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Inspiration Award

The Inspiration Award is given to honor an individual creatively expanding awareness of the role that the AKC Canine Health Foundation plays in advancing canine health.

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Help Future Generations of Dogs

Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.

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