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 April 2020

The AKC Canine Health Foundation acknowledges the challenging times we are all facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we continue our work to advance the health of all dogs, we send well wishes to you and your families, including the furry ones.

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Welcome Calvin B. Carpenter, DVM, MBA, DACLAM as Executive Director

Dr. Calvin Carpenter started his role as CHF’s new Executive Director this month. He brings a wealth of leadership and animal health research experience to the Foundation.

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Updated Board of Directors Roster

CHF announced roster changes for the 2020 Board of Directors.

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Discoveries - Spring 2020

If you haven’t already done so, read the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter. This issue was published in digital format only to conserve resources and be respectful of the demands placed on others during COVID-19.

Read Discoveries

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Clinical Corner

Explore content related to clinical veterinary practice in the “Clinical Corner” – a new feature on our For Veterinary Professionals page. Recent topics include:

  • Study Outcome – Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in the ER to Differentiate Cardiac vs Non-Cardiac Causes of Respiratory Distress

  • Spring 2020 Grants with Direct Implications for Clinical Practice

  • Summary of the Canine Degenerative  Myelopathy Webinar to help counsel clients testing for the SOD1 mutation

Visit the Clinical Corner


Stay up-to-date on your canine health knowledge

Use your stay-at-home time to brush up on your canine health knowledge with our Canine Health Bytes webinar series. New webinars are scheduled on topics including cancer immunotherapy, chronic kidney disease, Chagas Disease, and pyometra. Previous webinars are also available to view on demand.

Watch a webinar

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Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary

Throughout 2020, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) celebrates our 25th anniversary. Explore CHF’s notable achievements and the people behind them at akcchf.org/25years.

New articles include:

  • Following her heart … and a love for dogs!
    A profile of CHF Board member Dr. Kristin Bloink

Visit the 25th Anniversary web page


COVID-19 Resources

CHF continues to operate on track to benefit canine health as staff members work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay up-to-date with the latest information from these resources:


Established in 1995, the AKC Canine Health Foundation's (CHF) mission is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat and cure canine disease.


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