The AKC Canine Health Foundation provides funding for a LOT of dog cancer research! Learn how this organization benefits our beloved dogs.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation was founded in 1995 and is now an independent organization that gives grants to researchers studying health problems in dogs. Their website also features a variety of educational resources for dog lovers and veterinarians alike! Learn about where the money comes from, how they select which studies to fund, and some of the fascinating studies underway that will help give us some extra ammunition in the fight against dog cancer.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:
Choosing the Right Clinical Trial for Your Dog podcast episode
About Today’s Guest, Dr. Jennifer MacLeay:
Dr. MacLeay is the Chief Scientific Officer of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Dr. MacLeay received her DVM from The Ohio State University, completed an internship in Charlottesville, VA, and residency and PhD at The University of Minnesota. She is boarded by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and completed an MBA at the University of Kansas. At the University of Minnesota and Colorado State University Dr. MacLeay taught in the veterinary teaching hospitals, conducted research, and taught in the veterinary medicine curriculum. Most recently Dr. MacLeay was Medical Director at Hill’s Pet Nutrition where she developed and executed research that fused patient needs, physiology, and technology. She supported basic research, product development, and exercised strategic study design to deliver state of the art claims, elevating patient care. Dr. MacLeay’s deep understanding of internal medicine and love of One Health is now focused on accelerating the growth of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. She is a skilled communicator, having authored or co-authored over 50 peer reviewed scientific papers and book chapters in addition to over 80 abstracts for conferences and meetings presented nationally and internationally.
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