August 30 marks a milestone for Morris Animal Foundation and veterinarians to celebrate. It's the first anniversary of the largest and longest study ever undertaken to improve veterinary medicine for dogs. Through the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, Morris Animal Foundation is recruiting 3,000 Golden Retrievers to participate in this monumental effort, and veterinarians can help.

Dedicated veterinarians and their Golden Retriever-owning clients are needed to make this study a success. Nearly 700 Golden Retrievers from around the county are already enrolled in the study, including Indy who was the 123rd participant. To read more about Indy's story and why he and his owner are participating, visit the Morris Animal Foundation blog.

With the help of dedicated dog owners and veterinarians, Morris Animal Foundation is collecting important health data along with nutritional, environmental and genetic information from 3,000 Golden Retrievers, like Indy, over the course of their lifetimes. This information will help scientists and veterinarians discover ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and other canine diseases.

The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study provides veterinarians with an opportunity to:

  • Be part of a history-making study
  • Build long-term relationships with clients dedicated to improving dog health
  • Attract new clients interested in the study
  • Receive recognition locally and from your peers for your participation
  • Receive periodic updates on study results

To learn how your clinic can participate, visit