Genetic Health Testing for Dogs Webinar with Dr. Frances Smith

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Genetic Health Testing

Presented by Frances O. Smith, DVM, PhD, DACT, Purina Pro Plan is proud to bring you Genetic Health Testing. This webinar covers a variety of reasons why professional breeders should consider genetic testing for their dogs, including identifying the health – and potential risk factors – of the dogs in their program. Watch today and get this valuable information free from your partners at Pro Club.

About Dr. Smith

Frances O. Smith, DVM, PhD, DACT became a Diplomate of the College of Theriogenology in 1986. Since that time, she has been in private practice as a small animal practitioner specializing in canine reproduction. Dr. Smith is one of very few board-certified theriogenologists in private practice. Her expertise in genetic counseling, chilled and frozen semen, and reproductive infertility of the male and female canine is known throughout the United States. Dr. Smith frequently speaks to breed groups, veterinary associations and students, and the general public. Dr. Smith retired from full time practice in March of 2023 but maintains licenses in Minnesota, Mississippi and Colorado.

Dr. Fran Smith grew up in a military family that bred German Shepherd Dogs. Her commitment to veterinary medicine began at 7 years of age and was confirmed in her high school yearbook which stated her goal was the patter of 40 little feet (not human).

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