Committee Contacts

Health Committee Chair - Nancy Hopkins
Research - Ginger Jones
Clinics - Leonore Abordo
Holter Committee Chair - Leslie Walenta
Holter Commiittee Member - Barb Ewing
Holter Committee Member - Jenny Coomler

Web Site Administrator

Research Grants

See a list of Research Grants that BCOA has donated toward funding

CHF University Grants

See the latest research being funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation HERE

General Health Information

AKC Canine Health Foundation - working to develop significant resources for basic and applied health programs with emphasis on canine genetics

American Animal Hospital Association

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - the recognized specialty college responsible for establishing training requirements, evaluating and accrediting training programs, and examining and certifying veterinarians in the veterinary specialties of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Neurology and Oncology

American College of Veterinary Surgeons

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association - organization serving the needs of the holistic practitioner

American Veterinary Medical Association - "The objective of the Association is to advance the science and art of veterinary medicine, including its relationship to public health, biological science, and agriculture."

Drug and Disease Reference Library - some information on various canine illnesses

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine - government organization ensuring safe and effective animal health products

Karolinska Institute - a meta resource website with links to various veterinary organizations/schools/publications, including links by species and disease.

Morris Animal Foundation - organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of animals by funding humane health studies and distributing information regarding their findings.

Online Pet Health Library - online information provided by the Columbia Animal Hospital

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) - originally created to assist breeders with addressing the problem of hip dysplasia, OFA has branched out into providing information on other genetic concerns, including cardiac, thyroid, elbow and patella problems and more.

PennHip - the University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program

Vet Online - a listing of veterinary articles

Veterinary Colleges - a listing of veterinary colleges in the US and Canada

Veterinary - a website "to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world's first and largest online veterinary database and community."

Call for Research Samples

Study - Samples Needed - Laryngeal Paralysis

The GOLPP Study Group at MSU is accepting blood samples, pedigrees (if available), history questionnaire and neurological exams if possible for the purpose of studying geriatric onset laryngeal paralysis. Forms can be downloaded at The protocol for DNA form will give instructions on how to collect and ship the blood samples and what forms are required. If pictures of the dogs before and after they were affected with laryngeal paralysis can be provided that would be great.