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Study Veterinarian Resources

These resources are here to help veterinarians with various facets of the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. Have additional questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section for answers to the most common questions. Not able to find your answer? Send us an email at grdogs@caninelifetimehealth.org.

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Why Should You Participate?

General Study Resources:

Veterinary Manual  – This manual provides a comprehensive overview of useful study information and resources, including tools to help you keep records that will be valuable for the study.

Annual Study Visit Process Diagram – Have questions about the annual process? This graphic will help you better understand the process.

Tips for Veterinarians – This document provides some helpful tips and tricks for study veterinarians and their support staff to expedite study examinations and veterinary questionnaire completion.

Annual Veterinary Sample Kit: Collection and Shipping Instructions – Want to educate your staff or review the annual sample collection requirements prior to an upcoming appointment? View/Download the Annual Veterinary Kit collection and shipping instructions.

Tumor Sampling and Necropsy Resources:

Biopsy Decision Tree  – Does your patient have a suspicious lump and not sure what is required for the study? This graphic will help you collect the right samples and information.

Overview of Biopsy Procedures – Want to better understand the biopsy collection requirements? This document is a great overview.

Biopsy Kit: Collection and Shipping Instructions – Want to educate your staff or review the biopsy collection requirements prior to an upcoming appointment? View/Download the Biopsy Kit collection and shipping instructions.

Necropsy Instructions – Please contact the study team at grdogs@caninelifetimeheath.org for additional information.

Marketing and Media Resources:

Study Infographic – Interested in learning some fun facts about the study? Check out this year’s infographic.

Study Brochure – Want to help spread the word about Morris Animal Foundation? Learn about the study by reading our digital brochure.

Videos and Presentations:

American Animal Hospital Association Conference 2016 – Overview & Analysis: Updates from the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study – Learn more about the study by viewing the slide presentation from Missy Simpson, DVM, PhD, Study Epidemiologist dated March 31, 2016

Golden Retriever Lifetime Study – Description of Baseline Data Presentation – Learn more about the study by viewing the slide presentation from Missy Simpson, DVM, PhD, Study Epidemiologist dated June 10, 2016

2016 Species Study Initiative Reports – Want to learn more about the other great work happening at Morris Animal Foundation? Our species and initiative reports provide a great summary.

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