Education and Clinic Volunteers - We NEED you!

2 People for each ‘slot’ to Register & Check people in to the Health Clinics and the Check them in for the Seminars. See attached Schedule

**Please Contact Paula Johnson: and indicate your preference of event and time!
Please note that the Clinics are open to all breeds !!

Clinic Schedule

  • OFA Cardiac Ultrasound Clinic
    Performed by Dr. Tyrrell, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) and
    Dr. Rosenthal, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
    • CVCA Cardiac Care for Pets, Lessburg VA
    OFA Forms will be provided, to be submitted by the owner
    Appointment times: Monday 10/16 & Tues 10/17
                                              8am to Noon, 1pm to 5pm

    For Appointments: Cardio Pre-Registration Form(Due by Oct 10, 2017)

    Fee: $125 (Discounted thanks to GDCA CT)
    Reserve your spot for the Cardio Clinic online via the GDCA Web Store

  • OFA Thyroid Exam and Reproduction Clinic
    Performed by Dr. Williams, DVM, CVMA
    • Yorba Regional Animal Hospital, Anaheim CA
    OFA Forms will be provided, to be submitted by the owner
    Appointment times: Tues 10/17 - 1pm - 5pm
                                              Wed 10/18 - 8am - Noon, 1pm - 5pm
                                              Thurs 10/19 - 9am - Noon
    For Appointments: email
    Fee (Thyroid OFA Testing): $175 (Discounted and includes overnight shipping)
    Semen Evaluation only: $55
    Semen Collection, Eval and Freezing (ICSB, Yorba Regional Animal Hospital, Anaheim CA): $235 up to 4 vials,
    • $50 each additional Vial (includes 2 mo free storage with a card on file for the next year's storage)
    • Dr. Hudman in AZ will also store
    Microchips: $25
    Acupuncture and Cold Laser Treatrments - contact Dr. Williams
    Reserve your spot at the Reproductive Clinic online via the GDCA Web Store

Education / Seminars

  • Reproduction Seminar: "Jewels of Reproduction for Dog People"
    Dr. Beckie Williams, DVM, cVMA
    Tues 10/17   9am - 11:30am
    Fee: ree
    § The Title says it all – come listen and ask questions about the “Jewels of Reproduction”. Dr. Williams is also available Tues afternoon - Thursday morning for health clinic appointments as well.
    Reserve your spot for Reproduction Seminar online via the GDCA Web Store

  • Master Rally Signs: "Are You Ready? Forward?
    Room:Hotel "San Tan" Room following Obedience Events
    Rally Judge, Joyce Gutherie
    Tues 10/17   Following Obedience
    Fee: Free
    § Clarification of the new rules and signs
    § Please send any questions over any specific signs (new or existing) prior to the National so they can be addressed during the seminar. Send to:

  • Nutrigenomics Webinar
    • Diana Laverdure-Dunetz, MS
      Author of Canine Nutrigenomics: The New Science of Feeding Your Dog for Optimum Health (with W. Jean Dodds, DVM: Dogwise Publishing, 2015)
    • Monday, October 16, 2017 after Futurity Judging
    • Topics covered will include:
      • Background of nutrigenomics and its exciting implications for dogs
      • Using the principles of nutrigenomics to prevent, manage and reverse common Dane diseases, including heart disease, cancer, gastrointestinal issues and thyroid disease.
      • The importance of the gut.
      • Common dietary mistakes and how to avoid them.
    • Vibrant health begins in the cells, and cellular health begins with proper nutrition. Attend this Webinar and be sure your Dane's food is "speaking the right language"

  • Avidog Seminar - "Cultivating the Super Dog"
    • Gayle Watkins, PhD - Avidog International, LLC
    • Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    • What we do in the first months of a dog's life set the stage for his future.
    • Through simple methods, we can change our dog's health and temperament, setting it up for lifetime success.
    • During this condensed seminar we will explore canine development from conception on and the specific techniques we can use to bring out the best in every puppy.
    • The seminar will condense our popular seminar, Transformational Puppy Rearing: Raising Healthy, Stable Dogs! focusing on important concepts starting from before conception to 16 weeks.
    • We will investigate what goes on with pups each step of their early lives and how we can influence them so they become healthy, stable dogs, well prepared for their future lives.
    • This seminar presents easy-to-understand research and easy-to-use techniques for raising brave and healthy puppies.

For questions please contact:
Paula Johnson, DVM, MS, GDCA National Specialty Education & Health Clinic Chair

Deadline to register for General Education events is October 10, 2017

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