Events, seminars and surveys

Health Testing Clinics

Health Testing Clinics offer health screening or DNA testing at an event organised by breed clubs and veterinary associations. To submit any information regarding an upcoming health testing clinic, please contact Hannah James (health@thekennelclub.org.uk). 

Respiratory Function Grading Scheme clinics 

Date of clinic Location Regional assessor
16th - 18th August

Builth Wells Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show

Victoria Woods

     

Eye testing clinics

Date of clinic Locations Panellist Clinic Holder  Contact Details
November
Mon 4 November Langstone John Mould Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Tues 5 November Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Tues 5 November Chipping Norton Christine Heinrich Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Wed 6 November Carmarthen Hamish Cormie Hamish Cormie 07813 197222
Wed 6 November Swansea Rose Linn-Pearl Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Thur 7 November Swansea Rose Linn-Pearl Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Thur 7 November Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Sun 10 November Preston Stuart Ellis Riverbank Vet Centre 01772 726745
Sun 10 November Warrington Peter Bedford Ann Moss 01704 893128
Mon 11 November Hurworth Peter Bedford Mary Gatheral 01325 333103
Tues 12 November Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Tues 12 November Shrewsbury Lorna Newman Animal Health Centre 01743 369999
Tues 12 November Kenilworth Christine Heinrich Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Wed 13 November Wolverhampton Christine Heinrich Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Thur 14 November St Albans Peter Bedford Village Vets St Albans 01727 852667
Thur 14 November Bridgend Rachael Grundon Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Thur 14 November Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Fri 15 November Edinburgh Ben Blacklock R(D)SVS Hospital for Small Animals 0131 650 7650
Fri 15 November Potters Bar Christiane Kafarnik Royal Veterinary College 01707 669660
Fri 15 November Marlow Heidi Featherstone Ralph Vet Referral Centre 01628 308330
Fri 15 November Diss, Norfolk Peter Bedford Quinces Kennels 01379 640090
Sat 16 November Stoneleigh Paul McPherson Janet Higgins 01530 563898
Sat 16 November Stoneleigh Peter Bedford Daphne Graham 01335 350248
Sat 16 November Fakenham James Oliver British Veterinary Assoc. 020 7908 6380
Mon 18 November Ellon, Aberdeenshire Ken Fraser Aberdeen Veterinary Referrals 01358 789898
Mon 18 November Langstone John Mould Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Tues 19 November Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Wed 20 November Wythall, Birmingham Rachael Grundon Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Thur 21 November St Albans Peter Bedford Village Vets St Albans 01727 852667
Thur 21 November Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Thur 21 November Cwmbran Hamish Cormie Hamish Cormie 07813 197222
Thur 21 November Bristol Hamish Cormie Hamish Cormie 07813 197222
Thur 21 November Swansea Rose Linn-Pearl Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Fri 22 November Marlow Heidi Featherstone Ralph Vet Referral Centre 01628 308330
Fri 22 November Edinburgh Ben Blacklock R(D)SVS Hospital for Small Animals 0131 650 7650
Sat 23 November Boston James Oliver British Veterinary Assoc. 020 7908 6380
Sat 23 November Great Dunmow Peter Bedford Sylvia Reed 01799 500987
Sun 24 November Bordon, Hants. Nick Burden Tricia Page 01428 712601
Tues 26 November Churchdown John Mould Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Tues 26 November Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Tues 26 November Kenilworth Christine Heinrich Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Wed 27 November Wolverhampton Christine Heinrich Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Thur 28 November St Albans Peter Bedford Village Vets St Albans 01727 852667
Thur 28 November Bridgend Rachael Grundon Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Thur 28 November Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Fri 29 November Marlow Heidi Featherstone Ralph Vet Referral Centre 01628 308330
Fri 29 November Edinburgh Ben Blacklock R(D)SVS Hospital for Small Animals 0131 650 7650
Sat 30 November Gayton, Northamptonshire James Oliver British Veterinary Assoc. 020 7908 6380
December
Tues 3 December Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Tues 3 December Chipping Norton Christine Heinrich Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Wed 4 December Swansea Rose Linn-Pearl Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Wed 4 December Carmarthen Hamish Cormie Hamish Cormie 07813 197222
Thur 5 December St Albans Peter Bedford Village Vets St Albans 01727 852667
Thur 5 December Swansea Rose Linn-Pearl Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Thur 5 December Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Fri 6 December Edinburgh Ben Blacklock R(D)SVS Hospital for Small Animals 0131 650 7650
Fri 6 December Marlow Heidi Featherstone Ralph Vet Referral Centre 01628 308330
Sun 8 December Chesterfield Paul McPherson Midland Cairn Terrier Club www.midlandctc.co.uk
Sun 8 December Addlestone, Surrey Peter Bedford Sue Hardy suehardy7@gmail.com
Tues 10 December Kenilworth Christine Heinrich Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Tues 10 December Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Wed 11 December Wolverhampton Christine Heinrich Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Thur 12 December Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Thur 12 December Bridgend Rachael Grundon Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Fri 13 December Marlow Heidi Featherstone Ralph Vet Referral Centre 01628 308330
Fri 13 December Edinburgh Ben Blacklock R(D)SVS Hospital for Small Animals 0131 650 7650
Sun 15 December Newmarket James Oliver British Vet Assoc. 020 7908 6380
Mon 16 December Ellon, Aberdeenshire Ken Fraser Aberdeen Veterinary Referrals 01358 789898
Mon 16 December Langstone John Mould Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Tues 17 December Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Tues 17 December Churchdown John Mould Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Wed 18 December Cardiff John Mould Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Thur 19 December Swansea Rose Linn-Pearl Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Thur 19 December St Albans Peter Bedford Village Vets St Albans 01727 852667
Thur 19 December Cardiff Hamish Cormie Hamish Cormie 07813 197222
Thur 19 December Bristol Hamish Cormie Hamish Cormie 07813 197222
Thur 19 December Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Mon 30 December Langstone John Mould Eye Vet Clinic 01568 616616
Fri 20 December Edinburgh Ben Blacklock R(D)SVS Hospital for Small Animals 0131 650 7650
Fri 20 December Potters Bar Christiane Kafarnik Royal Veterinary College 01707 669660
Fri 20 December Marlow Heidi Featherstone Ralph Vet Referral Centre 01628 308330


Breed Health Surveys

Breed Health Surveys which are designed to give a strong representation of the health and temperament of a particular breed. These surveys provide significant data that can be used, if required, by researchers focusing on canine health issues. To submit any information regarding an upcoming health survey, please fill in this form and email it to Hannah James (hannah.james@thekennelclub.org.uk).Breed Health Surveys

     
     

Dachshund

To continuously monitor  the overall health of the Dachshund variety’s and collect  information that will help improve  knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

 

Click here to report.

For further information please email info@dachshundhealth.org.uk.

 Ongoing

Bearded Collie

To look at the overall health of the Bearded Collie and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve our dogs’ health and welfare for future generations.

 

Click here for survey 

For further information please contact Elizabeth Ayrton  

 28th February 2019 

Irish Wolfhound

This study is investigating the factors influencing bloating and the development and outcome of GDV in Irish Wolfhounds in the UK.

Click here for survey 


For further information please contact  researchcoordinator@iwhealthgroup.co.uk 

 

All Breeds

Is neutering a significant factor in improving behavioural problems in pet dogs?

Click here for survey 

For further information please contact  Charlotte Brooke

On-going 

Flat Coated Retriever

To record data about the causes of deaths in Flat Coated Retrievers.

Click here On-going study

Flat Coated Retriever

Group study (long term project) - an annual survey to follow the life of Flat Coated Retrievers

Click here On-going study

Estrela Mountain Dog

To look at the overall health of the Estrela Mountain Dog and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

Click here for survey

For further information please contact Nichola Marshall

 

 

Catalan Sheepdog

To look at the overall health of the Catalan Sheepdog and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve our dogs’ health and welfare for future generations.


Click here for survey

For further information please contact Debbie Hansford

 N/A
Leonberger

To look at the overall health of the Leonberger and collect  information that will help improve  knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

Click here for survey

For further information please contact Sharon Springel

 N/A

 

Gordon Setter  

To look at the incidence of heart concerns within the breed and collect  information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

Click here for survey

For further information please contact kathrynewrigley@hotmail.co.uk

 

Italian Spinone

To look at the overall health of the Italian Spinoni and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

 Click here for survey

For further information please contact Elaine Kirkham

 

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

To look at the overall health of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve our dogs’ health and welfare for future generations.

Click here for survey 

For further information please contact 

For further information please contact
Archie Bryden
or Kirsty Summerfield

 

Beagle

To look at the overall health of the Beagle and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve our dogs’ health and welfare for future generations.

Click here for survey 

For further information please contact Sam Goldberg

 

American Cocker Spaniel

To look at the overall health of the American Cocker Spaniel and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

Click here for the survey

For further information please email adeva@hotmail.co.uk



 Ongoing 


 

Breed Club and Vet Practice Health Seminars

The Kennel Club would like to invite Breed Clubs and veterinary practices to advertise up-coming Health-related seminars. To submit an advertisement, please include: date, seminar title and description, venue details, costs, and contact information. If you wish to submit any information regarding an upcoming seminar, please fill in this form and email it to Hannah James (hannah.james@thekennelclub.org.uk). Breed Club and Vet Practice Health Seminars

 

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