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UC Blue Ash is the site for the 23rd Annual Canine Corps Event

The dogs that help protect us will receive a health care check up from some of the top veterinarians and animal health specialists in the area.  The Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is again teaming up with UC Blue Ash College to host the 23rd Annual Canine Corps Health Clinic.

The event will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Veterinary Technology building on the UC Blue Ash College campus (9555 Plainfield Road in Blue Ash).

The Canine Corps Health Clinic will be held in the UC Blue Ash Veterinary Technology labs.

The Canine Corps Health Clinic will be held in the UC Blue Ash Veterinary Technology labs.

More than 50 working canines from law enforcement and search and rescue agencies throughout the area will be treated at the clinic.  The preventive care includes a general physical exam, as well as a thorough orthopedic exam performed by an orthopedic specialist.  Other veterinary specialists will assess the canines hearing, eyesight, dental health, and skin health. The dogs will also receive a cardiac ultrasound and an abdominal ultrasound as thorough screening tests.  Idexx will also donate the lab services for the event. The total value for all these services and examinations approaches $1,500 per dog.

“Performing preventative medicine on these highly specialized and trained canines is essential.  Last year we found three significant health problems that we were able to treat proactively.  This enabled the dogs to continue work and be healthy while performing their jobs,” said Susanna Hinkle Schwartz, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons and public relations board member on the CVMA.

The CVMA Members performing the examinations include several general practitioners as well as board certified specialists in the areas of surgery, cardiology, internal medicine, ophthalmology, dermatology, dentistry, and audiology.

Students from the University of Cincinnati FETCHLAB and the Veterinary Technology program at UC Blue Ash will again volunteer to help with the program. “This is a great way for our students to interact with the dogs and their owners, while getting to witness the preventative care for the dogs first hand,” said Dr. Jane Goecke, Assistant Director of the Vet Tech program at UC Blue Ash.  “Some of our more advanced students will also help with conducting basic tests that are part of the physical exams.”

The Canine Corps event was created by CVMA in 1993 to provide health screens and preventive care for the canines that work so hard to protect us. As more CVMA members have become involved and word has spread, the event has grown dramatically over the years.

The Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) represents over 200 veterinarians in the Cincinnati area.  The CVMA’s mission is to serve as a forum and provide education to its members, as well as the public it serves, and to promote animal health.  For more information, visit www.cincyvma.com.

About UC Blue Ash College

UC Blue Ash College is a regional college within the University of Cincinnati. It offers one of the best values in higher education with access to a nationally recognized UC education in nearly 50 degrees and certificates, as well as tuition that is about half of most colleges and universities. The college is located on a scenic 135-acre wooded campus in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio.