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The Theriogenology Residency Program — sponsored by the American Kennel Club (AKC), AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), and Theriogenology Foundation (TF) — is a collaborative effort to increase the number of trained practitioners in companion animal theriogenology (reproductive health) and clinical genetics. The funders, AKC and CHF, and their partners at the TF are proud of the success of the program to date. The schools that have or have had a Resident each report growth in the caseload at the respective institutions.

Theriogenology is the branch of veterinary medicine concerned with reproduction, including the physiology and pathology of male and female reproductive systems, and the clinical practice of veterinary obstetrics, gynecology, and andrology. The two-to-three-year residency program provides specialized training in all aspects of companion animal reproductive medicine and surgery, clinical genetics, as well as clinical practice related to male and female reproduction, obstetrics and neonatology. Each residency provides $100,000 in support.

In addition to the vigorous program within the residency program, each resident has been engaged in the community speaking to local kennel clubs and at Breeder Seminars.  The last class of residents was successful in passing their boards at the Theriogenology Conference this past August.

The Class of 2018 Residents:

Alyssa Helms, DVM is at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and Kate Withowski, DVM is at the North Carolina State Veterinary School.

To read additional information about the program and the residents: