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After completing her undergrad, Dr. Girens worked in research and received her masters degree. During her work in research she found a niche in working with the laboratory veterinarian and after shadowing in the clinic she knew that was what she wanted to do with her life.
Her journey in the veterinary field started with her thinking her focus would be in laboratory animal veterinary field. However, during coursework and clinical rotations she fell in love with cardiology, and her former resident mates in Florida helped solidify that love. Throughout residency, she enjoyed treating heart failure patients to give them the best quality of life in addition to the relationships developed with both patients and their owners. She enjoys connecting with owners to help them understand their pets disease and how to manage cardiac conditions, medically or surgically
She fell in love with the Pacific Northwest during an externship with a cardiologist in Seattle and excitedly joined the Summit Veterinary Referral team after her residency in 2022.
The Golden Retriever Foundation is once again combining its ongoing DNA blood collection project. There is no charge for the blood draws or shipping. GRF also absorbs the OFA CHIC fee for Goldens. For donating blood to the GRF projects with OFA and Broad Institute, please download and print the DNA Repository form located on the OFA website. Since these forms require extensive information, we strongly prefer this step be done in advance of the clinic, which will save you time on the day of the clinic.
Blood will also be drawn for the Golden Retriever DNA panels listed below.
GRCA will cover the cost of shipping.
$90 preregistration (normal fee $130), $100 walk-ins
This test panel may be useful to breeders who wish to track and increase genetic diversity of their breed as a long-term goal.
$50 (normal fee $80)
The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL), in collaboration with Dr. Niels C. Pedersen and staff, has developed a panel of short tandem repeat (STR) markers that will determine genetic diversity across the genome and in the Dog Leukocyte Antigen (DLA) class I and II regions.
|Tuesday (9/12)||Wednesday (9/13)||Thursday (9/14)||Friday (9/15)|
|PU Clinic (8:30AM-4:00PM)||PU Clinic (8:30AM-4:00PM)|
|DNA/CHIC (8:00AM-4:00PM)||DNA/CHIC (8:00AM-4:00PM)||DNA/CHIC (9:30AM-3:00PM)||DNA/CHIC (8:00AM-4:00PM)|
|OFA Eye Clinic (8:00AM-4:00PM)|
|OFA Cardiac Clinic (8:00AM-4:00PM)||OFA Cardiac Clinic (8:00AM-4:00PM)|