ANNUAL HEALTH CLINIC SCHEDULE
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
|Tuesday 9/26||Wednesday 9/27||Thursday 9/28||Friday 9/29|
|PU Clinic||PU Clinic||PU Clinic|
|DNA Blood Draw Clinic 12 - 4 pm||DNA Blood Draw Clinic||DNA Blood Draw Clinic||DNA Blood Draw Clinic 9 am - 2 pm|
|OFA Eye Clinic|
|UC Davis Senior Golden Study 12 pm - 4 pm||UC Davis Senior Golden Study||UC Davis Senior Golden Study||UC Davis Senior Golden Study|
Address for the DaNang Room: Wicomico Youth and Civic Centre, DaNang Room, 500 Glen Ave., Salisbury, MD 21804
BLOOD SAMPLE DRAW CLINIC
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.
We are awaiting NEW PRICES from Optigen this year.
Please check the National website or Facebook page for all updates or contact Gerry Clinchy directly at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
EYE CLINIC EXAMINATIONS (OFA)
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.
PIGMENTARY UVEITIS RESEARCH CLINIC
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: email@example.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
***NEW to the NATIONAL HEALTH CLINIC****
The opportunity to get your dog(s) microchipped for a nominal fee will be available at the National Health clinic. International microchips will be used. All proceeds will benefit a Golden Retriever organization, to be announced a later date. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for more information.