We are always looking for veterinarians ready and willing to help when a Study dog needs a new veterinarian.
Because people move. Dogs move. Veterinarians move. And veterinarians retire. By enrolling with us, you can become a part of veterinary history and contribute greatly to what we know about risk factors, disease and dogs.
As a Study veterinarian, you’ll need to:
- Perform routine annual exams for each enrolled dog at your practice
- Collect blood, urine, feces, hair and nail samples at each annual exam and send them to a designated laboratory for analysis*
- Provide care during other health events, such as illness or injury, and collect samples for evaluation and submission to the laboratory
- Ensure Study dogs in your practice are microchipped
General Study Resources
- Veterinary Study Manual - Comprehensive overview of useful study information and resources, including tools to help you keep records important for the study.
- Annual Veterinary Sample Kit: Collection and Shipping Instructions - Review the annual sample collection requirements prior to an upcoming appointment.
- Veterinarian Annual Questionnaire Diagnosis List - Use this list of potential diagnoses (shown in the order they appear in the questionnaire) to report each diagnosis in the appropriate body system.
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 - Better understand the biopsy collection requirements.
- Biopsy Kit: Collection and Shipping Instructions - Review the biopsy collection requirements prior to an upcoming appointment.
- Overview of Necropsy Procedures - Better understand study necropsy procedures
- Necropsy Kit: Collection and Shipping Instructions for Veterinary Practice - Review the necropsy sample collection requirements.
- Necropsy Kit: Collection and Shipping Instructions for Universities & Diagnostic Laboratories - Review the necropsy sample collection requirements.
- Neuropathology Initiative - The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study Neuropathology Initiative is designed to create a unique and centralized resource to conduct research on canine cognitive dysfunction.
Learn More About Our Research Studies
Our health study database, searchable by species or area of study, houses our funded research that is making a difference in the lives of animals worldwide.
Fear Free Certification for Study Veterinarians
For veterinarians participating in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, enter promotion code MAFIN50 to receive a 50% discount on Fear Free course tuition.