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    Humane Veterinary Hospitals Reading selected for comprehensive canine health study

    Humane Veterinary Hospitals Reading selected for comprehensive canine health study

    Reading – We are honored to announce that the Humane Veterinary Hospitals Reading has been chosen to participate in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study Program. The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is the largest, most comprehensive prospective canine health study in the United States. The study’s purpose is to identify the nutritional, environmental, lifestyle and genetic risk factors for cancer and other diseases in dogs. Each year, with the help of veterinarians and dog owners, the Morris Animal Foundation collects health, environmental and behavioral data on 3,000+ enrolled golden retrievers.

    In collaboration with our passionate supporter, Linda Sarangoulis, along with her dog Apollo, the Humane Veterinary Hospitals Reading was given the opportunity to become a participating veterinary practice. As a participating veterinary hospital, the hospital will play a significant role in assisting the Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study to identify major nutritional, genetic and environmental risk factors for cancer and other important diseases in dogs.

    Since 1950, The Morris Foundation has invested over $44 million in more than 970 canine health studies. They have contributed to early research that contributed to the parvovirus vaccine and development of genetic tests for heart diseases, eye diseases and seizure disorders.

    They also are at the forefront of funding cancer studies in dogs, including hemangiosarcoma, lymphoma and osteosarcoma.

    “We are excited to be a part of this important and potentially lifesaving program,” said Director of Hospital Administration Lisa Malkin. “We are initiating the program at our Reading hospital location. One of our renowned veterinarian, Dr Alicia Simoneau is currently registered as a participating vet for this program. As the need increases we will consider having additional staff register at both hospital locations in Reading and Lancaster.”

    For more details about the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study Program, clients interested in learning more about this lifesaving study are encourages to visit morrisanimalfoundation.org/dogs.

    The Humane Veterinary Hospitals Reading is located at 1729 N. 11th Street, Reading.

    For more information about the program, please contact Lisa Malkin, Director of Hospital Administration, at 610-921-VETS (8387) or email lmalkin@hvhospitals.org.

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