The Theriogenology Foundation and the AKC Canine Health Foundation announced today the 2016 residents of the American Kennel Club/Theriogenology Foundation Companion Animal Residencies in Theriogenology.
Theriogenology is the branch of veterinary medicine that focuses on reproduction, including the physiology and pathology of male and female reproductive systems of animals and the clinical practice of veterinary obstetrics, gynecology, and andrology.
“We are extremely proud of this group of residents,” said Dennis Sprung, President and CEO of the AKC. “The American Kennel Club is committed to cultivating future veterinarians and health researchers, as they are essential to the wellbeing of all dogs. We look forward to seeing everything that they will accomplish.”
The residency program is made possible by generous grants from the AKC and the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF). The residents study at Auburn University, North Carolina State University, The Ohio State University and University of Pennsylvania. Each grant is in the amount of $100,000, to be used for study over 2-3 years.
“Theriogenology is an integral part of breeding healthy litters, and we’re pleased to have a great group of individuals committed to this field,” said Dr. Charles Franz, Executive Director of the Theriogenology Foundation. “Each of these veterinary professionals will go on to help responsible breeders breed purpose-bred dogs that will help society.”
The 2016 residents are:
- Tessa Fiamengo, DVM: Ohio State
- Karen Von Dollen, DVM: NC State
- Victor Stora, DVM: University of Pennsylvania
- Carla Barstow, DVM: Auburn
Learn more about the residents and the program here.