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Morris Foundation for Animals Golden Retriever Research
University Animal Hospital Nominated for Small Business of the Year in Tempe!
Tempe Chamber of Commerce Finalist Award University Animal Hospital
University Animal Hospital Celebrating 50 Years of Accreditation 

University Animal Hospital Nominated for Small Business of the Year in Tempe!

What a great honor for University Animal Hospital to be nominated for the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, Small Business of the Year Business of Excellence Award! The winner of the award will be presented at the inaugural Beacon Awards on February 26th at the Embassay Suites in Tempe located at 4400 S. Rural Road. The breakfast event starts at 7:30am.

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Morris Foundation for Animals Golden Retriever Research

Submitted by Thomas Gus on Tue, 01/13/2015 – 3:32pm

Hi, this is Dr. Jim Flegenheimer, veterinarian at University Animal Hospital in Tempe, AZ and I would like to tell you about a very exciting and wonderful study that is in progress for Golden Retrievers sponsored by the Morris Animal Foundation. It is a groundbreaking research project with the goal of preventing cancer and other diseases in dogs. Although only Golden Retrievers are being enrolled, this may provide the framework for research in other breeds, and at the least will improve the health of other breeds too. The study will identify the impact of genetic, nutritional, behavioral and environmental influences involved with certain diseases. The goal is to have 3,000 dogs involved in the study, of which presently just over 2,000 are currently registered. Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs over 2 years of age and Golden Retrievers have a higher risk of developing cancer than most other breeds; therefore, they became the chosen breed.

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