We also discuss the impact of Morris Animal Foundation’s work beyond pets, touching on species-specific studies like the one on yellow-eyed penguins in New Zealand. Another exciting initiative of the foundation is Data Commons. It’s a hub of animal health data that is free and available to researchers working on pet cancer studies and other topics.
Something else we discussed that applies to all of us in the pet industry is collaboration. In the foundation’s work, Kelly highlights just how important it is to collaborate with others in the animal world. This was such a jam-packed conversation that we also touched on the foundation’s “Stop Cancer Fur-ever” campaign. Listen to learn about some of the potential risk factors for cancer in dogs.
I think you’re going to enjoy this deep dive into the world of animal health research! And just like Kelly explains, collaboration is key if we want to make a positive impact in the pet world. If you’d like to connect with like-minded women petpreneurs who are just like us… check out Wear Wag Repeat Society. That’s my membership that helps you grow your pet business online each month. You can learn more and join at wearwagrepeat.com/society
Unleashing the Potential of Animal Health Research with Morris Animal Foundation
Keyword: Morris Animal Foundation
Currently Senior Director of Science and Communications at Morris Animal Foundation, Kelly Diehl received her DVM from the University of Tennessee and started her practice career in a bustling emergency clinic in New Jersey. After a year in emergency practice and an internship at Animal Medical Center in New York City, Dr. Diehl moved west, completing a residency in small animal medicine at Colorado State University. After a 3-year NIH postdoctoral fellowship at National Jewish Health, Dr. Diehl joined the staff of the Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado as the co-owner of the internal medicine section.
14 years later, Dr. Diehl left private practice to pursue a career in medical communication and joined Morris Animal Foundation in 2013. She is a board-certified small animal internal medicine specialist with an interest in gastroenterology and immunology. She lives in Colorado with her husband, two children, three cats, too many fish to count and one very lovable Labrador Retriever.
OVERVIEW OF THIS EPISODE:
- The history behind Morris Animal Foundation
- What is the Golden Retriever Lifetime study?
- How data collection works for the scientific studies
- The theory of why your dogs should walk on the weeds
- Where to learn about these animal health studies
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Wear Wag Repeat Society
- Episode 26 // Liz Rubinstein of GingerLead
- National Institutes of Health
- The Dog Aging Project
- Fresh Scoop Podcast
WHERE TO FIND KELLY:
- Website: www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/
- Instagram: @morrisanimalfoundation/
- Facebook: @morrisanimal
- YouTube: @MorrisAnimalFoundation
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