Find a health testing clinic

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Health testing clinics offer health screening or DNA testing at events organised by breed clubs and veterinary associations.

If you're not sure which health screening schemes apply to your breed you can find out more information in the health section of our Breeds A-Z.

Please note these clinics are conditional on COVID-19 government restrictions and will be continually reviewed.

To submit any information regarding an upcoming health testing clinic, please email

Health (The Kennel Club) .

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Eye testing clinics

Available dates
Date of clinic Location Regional Assessor 
6 -7 June 2022 Happas Canine Centre, Inverarity, Angus Tony Wall
To book, please call 01307 820338
10 June 2022 Queen Mothers Hospital, Potters Bar Christiane Kafarnik
To book, please call 01707 666399
12 June 2022 The Dog House, Fakenham James Oliver
To book, please email James Oliver
1 July 2022 Queen Mothers Hospital, Potters Bar Christiane Kafarnik
To book, please call 01707 666399
2 July 2022 Buckenham, Norfolk Peter Bedford
To book, please call 01953 860551
9 - 10 July 2022 Bridestowe Village Hall, Okehampton, Devon EX20 4EW Claudia Hartley
To book, please email Mike John
12-13 July Westmoor Veterinary Hospital, Tavistock John Mould
To book, please call 01822 612561
16 July 2022 South Woodham Ferrers Village Hall, 25 Hullbridge Road, CM3 5PL Peter Bedford
To book, please call 01621 826735 or email Joan P Lockett
18 July Midland Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club Health Day - Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, CV8 2LZ Paul McPherson
To book, please email Elaine Berwick
22 July 2022 Queen Mothers Hospital, Potters Bar Christiane Kafarnik
To book, please call 01707 666399
30-31 July 2022 Pontypool & District Canine Society TBC
To book, please email Pontypool & District Canine Society
16 October 2022 Bridestowe Village Hall, Okehampton, Devon EX20 4EW Claudia Hartley
To book, please email Mike John
19 November 2022 Dachshund Club Championship Show,
Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Nr. Coventry CV8 2LZ
Professor Peter Bedford BVetMed PhD DVOphthal FRCVS DipECVO

To book, please contact Daphne Graham on 01335 350248 or email Daphne Graham .

 

Heart scheme clinics for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Available dates
Date of clinic Location Regional assessor
18 July 2022 Midland Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club Health Day - Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, CV8 2LZ

Dave Fisher
To book, email

Elaine Berwick

 

 

Respiratory Function Grading Scheme clinics

Available dates
Date of clinic Location Regional Assessor 
24-26 June 2022 Blackpool & District Canine Society Laura Hamilton
To book, please email Laura Hamilton
22-24 July 2022 Leeds Championship Dog Show Laura Hamilton
To book, please email Laura Hamilton
17 July 2022 Richard Greenow Centre, Central Avenue, Gretna, DG16 5AQ Dr Laura Hamilton BVM&S PgC SAC MRCVS

For more information, please contact The Pennine and Scottish French Bulldog Association

 

Health seminars

Available dates
Date Seminar location How to book
None currently available      

 

Breed club run health clinics

Available dates
Date and type of clinic Location Find out more
None yet available    

 

Kennel Club multi-breed health screening clinics

We don't have any 2022 dates for these clinics yet, but we'll add them as soon as they become available.
Information and dates
We've organised a number of multi-breed health screening days to be held at The Kennel Club building in Stoneleigh, offering a range of scheme assessments, to help you health test your dog prior to breeding.

Appointments will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. You can request an appointment for any one of listed screening schemes by completing an online health clinics form (available only once we have more dates booked).

Dates: None currently available

The Kennel Club and University of Cambridge Respiratory Function Grading Scheme assessments - £40
Approved regional assessor Susanne Seffer will be available to carry out respiratory function grading assessments for your French bulldogs, Bulldogs and Pugs.

The respiratory function grading scheme assesses Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pugs for a breathing problem known as BOAS (Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome).

The assessment will advise you if your dog is affected by BOAS and will provide breeders with guidance on how to lower the risk of producing puppies affected with BOAS.

What happens during the assessment?

Please note that your dog must be over 12 month of age to be eligible for this assessment.

During the assessment your dog will be assessed by the vet who will initially use a stethoscope to listen to your dog’s breathing while they are calm and relaxed. Your dog will then be encouraged to move around an exercise area at a quick pace for 3 minutes, either by the vet or yourself. The vet will then listen to your dog’s breathing again and will use a list of criteria to give your dog a respiratory function grade.

Read more about the assessment, breeding advice and the respiratory function grading scheme.

How to book

Dates available: None currently available

The Kennel Club Heart Scheme assessments for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels - £70
Cardiologist Dr Dave Fisher BVetMed CertSAC CertSAM MRCVS will be available to carry out heart scheme assessments for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

The Kennel Club Heart Scheme assesses Cavalier King Charles Spaniels for mitral valve disease and other potentially significant heart disease.

The assessment will advise you if your dog is affected by heart disease and will give breeders guidance on how to lower the risk of producing puppies affected with heart disease.

What happens during the assessment?

Please note that your dog must be over 18 month of age to be eligible for this assessment.

The cardiologist will use two non-invasive techniques to check your dog’s heart. The cardiologist will begin by using a stethoscope to listen to your dog’s heart for signs of a heart murmur. They will use their findings to give your dog a murmur grade. After this they will use an echocardiogram to scan your dog’s heart valves and give a mitral valve prolapse grade. The cardiologist will then discuss your dog’s grading with you and explain the schemes breeding advice.

Find out more about the assessment, breeding advice and the heart scheme.

How to book

Dates available: None currently available

BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme examinations - £45
Ophthalmologist Lorna Newman BVM&S CertVOphthal MRCVS will be available to carry out routine eye examinations on your dog. This examination is available for all breeds.

The eye scheme offers breeders the opportunity to screen for inherited eye disease by examination of the eye. Breeders can use the information obtained from the examination to eliminate or reduce the frequency of eye disease being passed on to puppies.

What happens during the assessment?

The vet will first administer drops into your dog’s eye to dilate the pupil and ensure it stays wide during the examination to allow the vet to examine structures inside the eye (for example lens and retina). Once the drops have taken effect, the vet will then examine your dog’s eyes with an ophthalmoscope in a dark room.

Find out more information on the eye scheme and inherited eye disease.

How to book

Dates available: None currently available.

Have any questions or need advice?
The health team at The Kennel Club can answer any questions that you may have about the range of screening schemes available at the clinics, how they work, the potential outcomes and can also give advice on how you might wish to apply this knowledge when choosing to breed your dogs. For further information please email Health (The Kennel Club)