Canine Health: Stanton Foundation Grant Fuels Cutting-Edge Mitral Valve Research at Virginia Tech Veterinary College







TechWizard Feature: Stanton Foundation Grant for Canine Mitral Valve Diagnosis Research

TechWizard Feature: Stanton Foundation Grant for Canine Mitral Valve Diagnosis Research

Essential Takeaways:

  • Research funded by a $141,000 grant from the Stanton Foundation aims to determine if primary care veterinarians can effectively identify dogs with mitral valve disease using only a stethoscope and chest X-rays.
  • The concept of “spectrum of care” supported by the foundation focuses on providing affordable and accessible healthcare options for dogs from families of modest economic means.

Spectrum of Care in Canine Health

Canine mitral valve degeneration is a common issue among aging small dogs, potentially leading to heart failure. The Stanton Foundation’s grant will enable research at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine to explore early detection methods for this condition.

Exploring Affordable Healthcare Options

The research aligns with the foundation’s commitment to providing quality care for all dogs, regardless of economic constraints. By evaluating cost-effective diagnostic tools, the study aims to empower primary care veterinarians to offer effective treatment options.

Dr. Sunshine Lahmers, leading the research, emphasizes the importance of offering a spectrum of care options to ensure all pet owners can provide their animals with the best possible healthcare.

Stay tuned for more updates on this groundbreaking research supported by the Stanton Foundation.