On December 13th, 2015, the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association hosted its 22nd annual Canine Corps Health Clinic at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash Campus in the Veterinary Technology Building. Many thanks to Dr. Goecke, the Vet Technology Staff, the facilities staff, and the University of Cincinnati for their generosity and support. We also want to thank Vetriscience and Dr. Gwen Steffen for donating samples to all the canines. It was very generous of them to participate and greatly appreciated.
Veterinarians specializing in ophthalmology (Dr. Mathes), internal medicine (Dr. McElravy), dentistry (Dr. Crocker), dermatology (Drs. Detweiler), surgery (Dr. Hinkle Schwartz), and cardiology (Drs. McLane) were on hand to perform exams in their respective disciplines. Dr. Pete Scheifele and his audiology team from the UC FETCHLAB again performed audiology examinations. Drs. Gwen Steffen donated her time to perform the physical examinations on the canines. Idexx Laboratories generously donated a CBC/Profile to each dog. The value of these services is over $1,500. The technician student volunteers from UC Blue Ash escorted each canine participant and kept things running smoothly. Dr. Susanna Hinkle Schwartz organized the event with wonderful assistance from Jane Goecke and the staff at UC.
The goal of this event is to provide preventive care and health screens to the canines who work so very hard to protect us (of course with the help of their human partners). There were 48 working dogs and their handlers in attendance. Many dogs were healthy, but the screening did uncover some diseases that will be followed up with their veterinarians. All information from the event was mailed to the primary veterinarians and the handlers have a copy.
The event was a great success due to everyone’s hard work!