Two veterinary schools selected for 2023 Theriogenology Residency Program
Since its foundation in 2016, this residency program has successfully trained 13 veterinary specialists in theriogenology and clinical genetics
The American Kennel Club (AKC), AKC Canine Health Foundation (AKCCHF), and Theriogenology Foundation (TF) have selected The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine as recipients of grants through the AKC/AKCCHF/TF Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program. Both veterinary schools were selected after competing in a grant application process to receive the funding for this program in 2023.
"The Theriogenology Foundation is immensely grateful to the AKC and AKC Canine Health Foundation for their continued support by funding Theriogenology Residencies with an emphasis on genetics," expressed Sara K. Lyle, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, American College of Theriogenologists and Theriogenology Foundation president.
"The American College of Theriogenologists has previously identified genetics and genomics research and clinical programs as a frontier of involvement, so this tangible evidence of support from the AKC and AKC Canine Health Foundation is crucial to this burgeoning area of specialist training in Theriogenology," she continued.1
According to the release,1 theriogenology is a specialty concerned with reproduction medicine, such as the physiology and pathology of male and female reproductive systems, and the clinical practice of obstetrics, gynecology, and andrology. The veterinary professionals who pursue this specialty ensure that trained professionals will be around to help improve the needs of current and future generations of dog health.
This is the third time both North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine have received this funding. For the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, the funding helps provide insight and exposure to private and university programs, genetics courses, and interaction with dog breeders in the community. North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine can interact with specialists and researchers, such as Matthew Breen, PhD, C. Biol, FRSB, a CHF-funded investigator and renowned geneticist.
"NC State University and Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine have proven theriogenology training programs," said Darin Collins, DVM, chief executive officer at AKCCHF, in an organizational release.1 "We are proud to continue our partnership with these universities to develop veterinary specialists who can support the needs of dog owners and breeders."
The AKC/AKCCHF/TF Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program is 1 of 2 educational grants that is offered by the AKCCHF. The goal of the grant is to inspire and encourage the next generation of veterinary professionals.
Universities selected for 2023 Theriogenology Residency Programs. News release. AKC Canine Health Foundation. August 22, 2022. Accessed August 23, 2022. https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/news-releases/universities-selected-for-2023-theriogenology-residency-programs-301609939.html