I See Far Too Many Pets with Cancer
When asked why she chose to participate in the Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study as a study veterinarian, Dr. Stephanie Ensley of Sugar Creek Animal Hospital in Bentonville, Arkansas replied, “All I have to do is smell a little puppy breath or look at a dignified gray muzzle to be reminded of the potential this study holds.”
Since first becoming involved in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study in February 2012—before it even launched to the public—Dr. Ensley has tirelessly supported and promoted it. She has even traveled to her alma mater, Oklahoma State University, to talk about the study during alumni gatherings. Dr. Ensley says she has seen far too many pets with cancer.
“This is an opportunity for Golden Retriever owners and general practitioners across the country to contribute information that will help answer questions about cancer, and other diseases,” she says. ”As a general practitioner, I love that I can let our clients know that their dogs count.”
Dr. Ensley exemplifies the “scientist” that is buried inside so many veterinarians. The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study allows her and other veterinarians from all areas of the country, in any size practice, to participate in groundbreaking science. As Dr. Ensley puts it to the children she teaches about science, “I tell them about the big science project Morris Animal Foundation is doing—how cool is that?”
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