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Clinic times 9a-4p unless otherwise specified. These times are subject to change. Please refer to GRCA FB page, GRCA website or National website for updates.

Wicomico Building / Danang Room Schedule

Address for the DaNang Room: Wicomico Youth and Civic Centre, DaNang Room, 500 Glen Ave., Salisbury, MD 21804

No appointment necessary
Sun Sept 24 Hunt Test Site 11 am- 3 pm (subject to change)
Mon Sept 25 Field Trial Site 11 am-3 pm (subject to change)
Wicomico Bldg / DaNang Room
Tuesday Sept 26 - Fri Sept 29, 2017

Optigen/DNA Blood Draw Clinic

Mike Lappin, DVM, Kaye Fuller, DVM and Gerry Clinchy are generously volunteering their time and resources once again to provide this valuable DNA and Optigen Blood Draw Clinic at the National. The Golden Retriever Foundation is once again combining it's ongoing DNA blood collection project with the additional service of collecting blood samples for PRA and ICT testing by Optigen LLC.

There is no charge for the blood draws or shipping. GRF also absorbs the OFA CHIC fee for Goldens.

For Optigen testing, all breeds can participate at our blood draw sites however ONLY GOLDENS are allowed to send individual samples directly to Optigen. Time frame for off-site submissions will be announced on FB social media sites and National and GRCA website at a later date.

When ordering on line, print your order form and bring it with you to the clinic. This form must go in the shipment with the blood sample. Wireless internet may be available for placing your order online while at the National.

Please check the National website or Facebook page for all updates or contact Gerry Clinchy directly at g.clinchy@gmail.com.

For donating blood to the GRF projects with OFA and Broad Institute, please go to the GRF website, and print out the forms. Since those forms require extensive information, it would be best to do that now. This will save you time on clinic day. Forms also available from g.clinchy@gmail.com.

An Opportunity to Help Our Beloved Breed
This year the National Health clinic will be collecting blood at the DNA Clinic for a new research study. This clinic will follow the same times as the DNA/Optigen clinic.

This study is looking at whether Senior Golden Retriever have ‘protective genes’ that perhaps help to protect them against the life-limiting diseases that are seen in dogs much younger than 12 years of age. This study is out of the Bannasch Laboratory at University of California, Davis.

Downloadable forms with more information on the study and on how to participate are available on the 2017 National website here.


William Crumley, DVM, MS, DACVO
Walk-In Clinic DaNang Room - No appointment necessary
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Discount stickers for submission to OFA will be available at the clinic
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $50 per dog
Dr. Crumley graduated from Colorado State University in 2007 with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He then completed a one-year post-graduate internship at Florida Veterinary Specialists in Tampa, Florida. In 2011, Dr. Crumley finished a residency in Veterinary Ophthalmology, and received a Masters in Biomedical Science at Kansas State University. Soon after, he became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and joined the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital, where he served as the Head of Clinical Ophthalmology and the Residency Coordinator. Dr. Crumley's special clinical interests include cataract surgery (via phacoemulsification), corneal disease, and glaucoma.



Echocardiograms (Doppler) and/or Auscultations offered by Dr. Josh Stern, MS, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) University of California at Davis
Thursday and Friday, September 28 and 29, 2017
Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, DaNang Room
500 Glen Ave., Salisbury, MD 21804
9 am to 4 pm each day
Register now via email at 2017healthclinics@gmail.com or by texting info to 305-394-2713
Pre-Registration for Echocardiogram(ECHO) is $180. Walk-In for ECHO is $200. $50 Auscultation only. No pre-registration needed for Auscultation only.
Payment due at time of exam. Cash, Personal checks as well as Credit cards (MC, Visa) with additional photo ID will be accepted at this year’s clinic. Pre-Registration for ECHO’s will be taken through Tuesday September 27, 2017. A confirmation email will confirm pre-registration.
Echocardiogram will not require shaving of the dog.
Questions: 2017healthclinics@gmail.com
Breeds other than Golden Retrievers are welcome based on availability. Please call / text or email ahead of exam day.
Hope to see you soon in Salisbury!!



Tuesday September 26 thru Thursday September 28
DaNang Room / Wicomico Center
Starting at 9 am daily

Dr. Wendy Townsend, MS, DVM, DAVOM of Purdue University and a primary researcher into PU will be performing ultrasounds of Golden Retriever eye. This noninvasive procedure is free of charge, is not painful or uncomfortable and has the potential to provide critical information for continuing research into this disease. Dr Townsend will examine any Golden Retrievers, healthy eyes or otherwise, 6 years and older. Goldens without pedigrees or those from rescue situations are more than welcome to become a part of this research project. Those Goldens 4 and older, who are part of the MAF Lifetime Study, are eligible to participate in this study. Dependent on the interest in this year’s clinic, the age requirement is subject to change. Dr Townsend is strongly encouraging Golden Retrievers 12 years and older and those previously seen at PU clinics to participate in this year’s clinic.

A gift of appreciation will be given to Goldens 12 years and older who have preregistered for the clinic. The clinic is limited to 125 dogs.
Appointments will be arranged once judging schedules are announced. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. Please download the PU consent form to register your dog and return the form to the email address listed below. Please include k9data or AKC pedigree, when possible if this is your dog's first time at PU Research clinic. A confirmation email will be sent acknowledging registration.

Questions? please email: 2017puclinic@gmail.com or call/text 716-912-4220

Any communication to the above email address or phone number will not be shared with anyone other than Dr Townsend or the Health Clinics’ Chair 



It will be held at the same time and same place as the DNA/Optigen blood clinics. It is a walk in clinic using AKC Reunite microchip with on site lifetime registration. Cost $25.00 We want to make sure we have enough microchips ordered for this clinic. It would be very helpful if you could email 2017healthclinics@gmail.com and let us know how many dogs you plan on bringing if you haven't already done so. Please pre register if you plan to bring a litter of pups.

Sun Sept 24 Hunt Test site 11a-3p
Mon Sept 25 Field Trial Site 11a-3p
Tues Sept 26 DaNang room in Wicomico Bldg 12p-4p
Wed Sept 27 DaNang Room 9a-4p
Thur Sept 28 DaNang Room 9a-4p
Fri Sept 29 DaNang Room 9a-2p










Information will be posted on our Volunteers page.