VIP Funded Research
We have an active program of supporting research into the diseases of Poodles.
The majority of our donations are made to support specific research grants funded through the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation. The Canine Health Foundations (CHF) provides peer review and management of these grants. Grants are funded by directed donations from individuals and dogs clubs such as Versatility in Poodles and by unrestricted donations to the CHF. The American Kennel Club, Nestle Purina Petcare and Pfizer Animal Health are major corporate donors to the CHF.
The total contributed by Versatility in Pooldes to specific research grants through the AKC CHF through between 1998 and December, 2014 was $70,625. Click on the Name of the Grant below to see and abstract of the research and details of VIP donations.
|Year||Grant Number||Name of Grant||Total Funded By VIP|
|2013||2052||Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)||2,500.00|
|2009||762||Canine Epilepsy Loci||2,500.00|
|2007||1052A||Squamous Cell Carcinoma||6,000.00|
|2007||858A||Canine Pulmonary Hypertension||1,000.00|
|2006 & 2007||589A||Addison's Disease||10,000.00|
|1998 & 1999||1663||prcd-PRA||6,500.00|
In February of 2012, VIP co-sponsored a study on Understanding the Genetic Basis for Urinary Stones with the Morris Animal Foundation. Our funded portion was $3,000.
In the summer of 2011, VIP co-sponsored a study on bloat with the Morris Animal Foundation. Our funded portion was $5,000.
In October of 2010, VIP sponsored a team in the Morris Animal Foundation Canine Cancer Walk in Los Gatos, CA with a donation of $500.
In 2009 and 2010, we funded current research in the amount of $1000 to the Rabies Challenge Fund. In 2014, we sent an additional $500 to this fund.
Between November 2001 and October 2006, the Poodle Epilepsy Research Project at Florida State under Dr. Barbara G. Licht received a total of $18,285 in direct donations from Versatility in Poodles.
We have an ongoing educational program to help new owners, breeders and potential puppy owners learn about all aspects of Poodle ownership and care from planning a breeding to the geriatric dog. Material is made available to individuals, to clubs and for educational booths at selected fairs and events.
With the Board's agreement, in 2014, it was decided to match donations up
to $2500 in Victoria Hoffman's name to the CHF grant 02107 (Landmark
Clinical Trial to Establish the Evidence-Based Use of Regenerative Medicine
to Treat Tendon Injury in Dogs). We are still collecting donations for this
memorial to Victoria, in which “A collaborative group of sports medicine
specialists across multiple disciplines are now working to determine if
regenerative medicine therapies promote healing through tissue regeneration
and reduced scarring. Researchers will conduct the first blinded,
placebo-controlled clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness of
platelet-rich plasma and stem cells on the most common sporting injury in
dogs: supraspinatus tendinopathy, a shoulder injury that is similar to
rotator cuff injury in humans.”
We would encourage you to make a tax-deductible contribution to support our efforts by sending a check to:
Versatility In Poodles, Inc.
4061 Highlands Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
Or a contribution may be made via by Paypal at "www.paypal.com" using "firstname.lastname@example.org" as the Recipient's Email address (note that this is a VIP donation in the comments section at PayPal).
Thank you very much for any assistance that you can provide.