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


Other Health Issues


Deafness in Dogs and Cats - a university (LSU) website summarizing the research of Dr. George Strain in the area of deafness in small animals.


Canine Epilepsy Network - resource for all those concerned with canine epilepsy; are accepting samples from affected Borzoi and their relatives for research

Diagnostic Work-Up for Dogs With Seizures

An Overview of Epilepsy

(see call for participation in research below)


Kidney Diseases in Dogs

Juvenile Renal Disease

Canine and Feline Nephrology and Urology Page

Laryngeal Paralysis

Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis Neuropathy Study


ConsumerLab - information on what is actually in herbal remedies, vitamins and other natural products that are not regulated by law.

National Institute of Health Office of Dietary Supplements


American Heartworm Society - "the American Heartworm Society aims to: further scientific progress in the study of heartworm disease; inform the membership of new developments; encourage and help promote effective procedures for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heartworm disease"


Canine Parvovirus Infection - article by Dr. Elizabeth Coney which originally appeared in Whippet Watch magazine; reprinted here with permission


Emergency Poison Control

Senior Dogs


Canine Sports Medicine - website provided by Dr. Robert Gillette, DVM MSE


Effects Of Vaccination On The Endocrine And Immune Systems of Dogs - study being done at Purdue University

AKC CHF Call for Participation

Recruitment of Epileptic Dogs for Seizure Drug Study Continues -- All Breeds The clinical trial demonstrating the possible effectiveness of the pharmaceutical drug Keppra as an additional therapy in the treatment of canine epilepsy aims to recruit 10-15 more dogs to complete this important study in canine epilepsy. Dr. Karen Munana, principal investigator of the study notes that initial results demonstrate that this drug may be effective controlling seizures in some dogs with
epilepsy. By adding 10-15 more dogs to this study base, statistical
summaries will provide additional information to firm up this claim. The study is multi-institutional study, with veterinary neurologists from North Carolina State University, the University of Tennessee, and Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine participating.

If additional information is needed for interested referring veterinarians and/or owners please contact study research technician,, or fax inquiries to 919-513-6830.