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
January 
Thurs 2 January Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Thurs 2 January Swansea Rose Linn-Pearl Eye Veterinary Clinic 01568 616616
Friday 3 January Edinburgh Ben Blacklock R(D)SVS Hospital for Small Animals 0131 650 7650
Friday 3 January Marlow Heidi Featherstone Ralph Vet Referral Centre 01628 308330
Monday 6 January Ellon, Aberdeenshire Ken Fraser Aberdeen Veterinary Referrals 01358 789898
Tues 7 January Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Tues 7 January Kenilworth Christine Heinrich Eye Veterinary Clinic 01568 616616
Wed 8 January Wolverhampton Christine Heinrich Eye Veterinary Clinic 01568 616616
Thurs 9 January Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Thurs 9 January Bridgend Rachael Grundon Eye Veterinary Clinic 01568 616616
Thurs 9 January Cardiff Hamish Cormie Hamish Cormie 07813 197222
Thurs 9 January Bristol Hamish Cormie Hamish Cormie 07813 197222
Fri 10 January Edinburgh Ben Blacklock R(D)SVS Hospital for Small Animals 0131 650 7650
Fri 10 January Marlow Heidi Featherstone Ralph Vet Referral Centre 01628 308330
Fri 10 January Potters Bar Christiane Kafarnik Royal Veterinary College 01707 669660
Sun 12 January Preston Stuart Ellis Riverbank Vets 01772 726745
Mon 13 January Newport John Mould Eye Veterinary Clinic 01568 616616
Mon 13 January Ellon, Aberdeenshire Ken Fraser Aberdeen Veterinary Referrals 01358 789898
Tues 14 January Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Tues 14 January Chipping Norton Christine Heinrich Eye Veterinary Clinic 01568 616616
Wed 15 January Cardiff John Mould Eye Veterinary Clinic 01568 616616
Wed 15 January Birmingham Rachael Grundon Eye Veterinary Clinic 01568 616616
Thurs 16 January Swansea Rose Linn-Pearl Eye Veterinary Clinic 01568 616616
Thurs 16 January Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Fri 17 January Marlow Heidi Featherstone Ralph Vet Referral Centre 01628 308330
Fri 17 January Edinburgh Ben Blacklock R(D)SVS Hospital for Small Animals 0131 650 7650
Fri 17 January Potters Bar Christiane Kafarnik Royal Veterinary College 01707 669660
Sat 18 January Worksop James Oliver British Veterinary Assoc. 020 7908 6380
Mon 20 January Ellon, Aberdeenshire Ken Fraser Aberdeen Veterinary Referrals 01358 789898
Mon 20 January Deal, Kent Nick Burden Lakeview Vets 01304 375571
Tues 21 January Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Tues 21 January Kenilworth Christine Heinrich Eye Veterinary Clinic 01568 616616
Tues 21 January Churchdown John Mould Eye Veterinary Clinic 01568 616616
Wed 22 January Carmarthen Hamish Cormie Hamish Cormie 07813 197222
Wed 22 January Wolverhampton Christine Heinrich Eye Veterinary Clinic 01568 616616
Thurs 23 January Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Thurs 23 January Bridgend Rachael Grundon Eye Veterinary Clinic 01568 616616
Fri 24 January Marlow Heidi Featherstone Ralph Vet Referral Centre 01628 308330
Fri 24 January Edinburgh Ben Blacklock R(D)SVS Hospital for Small Animals 0131 650 7650
Mon 27 January Ellon, Aberdeenshire Ken Fraser Aberdeen Veterinary Referrals 01358 789898
Mon 27 January Newport John Mould Eye Veterinary Clinic 01568 616616
Tues 28 January Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Wed 29 January Swansea Rose Linn-Pearl Eye Veterinary Clinic 01568 616616
Thurs 30 January Blyth Jeff Yellowley St Clair Veterinary Care 01670 457271
Fri 31 January Marlow Heidi Featherstone Ralph Vet Referral Centre 01628 308330
Fri 31 January Edinburgh Ben Blacklock R(D)SVS Hospital for Small Animals 0131 650 7650


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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