PSDPC Health Day

 

Health Day

Active club members only

The lifelong health of our Dobermans and promoting health of our Dobermans is part of our club educational charter: "To encourage and promote the breeding of pure-bred Doberman Pinschers and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection" We are also a Chapter Club of the DPCA and with them, actively promote: "… further understanding of the disease, defects, injuries and other ailments that afflict dogs in general and the Doberman Pinscher in particular. "

A yearly Holter and echocardiogram is recommended for all Dobermans over 2 or 3 years of age. The PSDPC Health Day offers the OFA cardiac screening echocardiograms, as well as vaccines, microchipping, health certificates and lab/blood work options. The Total Health Profile bloodwork includes the ProBnP test, an important cardiac marker.

Our Health Days are generally held in December and February of each year. The clinics fill quickly. Please contact the Club for details and review the exam limits, liability and stipend requirements below.

Holter Monitor rental

Our club also offers Holter monitor rentals to all members. It's recommended that all Dobermans over the age of two have annual Holter testing. If you have not had a recent Holter, it's a good idea to test before getting the echocardiogram on Health Day. NOTE: the Club Holter takes approximately one week per person, please plan in advance. Click here to learn more.

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Exam limits:

The PSDPC Health Day is intended only as a breed screening exam and does not include diagnostics or follow-up support. Veterinarians in attendance as well as the veterinary technician will only present you with the results of your screening and/or lab results. Time constraints will not allow them to give a medical opinion or treatment options. Any follow-up or additional diagnostics must be with your regular veterinarian or by a separate appointment scheduled with a cardiologist or other specialist.

Liability:

The PSDPC and its representatives reserve the right to refuse service to any individual who fails to abide by the rules of the event or disrespects, misuses or abuses the event volunteers or the event property. Any dog exhibiting any type of aggressive or overly fearful behavior will be immediately removed. In either case no refunds will be issued.

Health Day Subsidies for Active PSDPC Members: 

Beginning 2023, the PSDPC Board of Directors voted to maintain the club health day stipend, however it will now be merit based. Subsidies are available for active Club members based on volunteerism or donations to the club for the previous year. Subsidies are $100 to the echocardiogram and $50 to the Total Health Plus Profile.

Each qualified credit earned will equal one subsidy per dog at Health Day. Qualifications for earned credit starts January 1 and ends December 31 of each year, as determined by the Board of Directors and maintained by the Treasurer. The subsidies are non-transferable and must be used in the year earned. You must be an active PSDPC member to receive credit.

A member can earn multiple credits per year however the dog must live with you. You may not use a stipend credit for dogs you co-own but who do not live with you. There is no requirement for length of time as a member nor does membership alone guarantee a stipend.

Club events require volunteer helpers and those people will earn subsidy credit. You must provide a significant contribution to the support of the event, such as a full day of work helping the event run smoothly. Each event committee chair(s) will then provide the Treasurer a list of volunteers for each event. Special circumstances will be given consideration by the board on a case-by-case basis.

The Club Treasurer will keep an annual list of those who have earned credits and provide that info to the Health Day coordinators. They will use that list to apply the stipend on your invoice.

Examples of qualified volunteer positions are:

  • Committee Chair(s) for…
      • Specialty Show / Extravaganza
      • Agility Trial 
      • Scent Trial 
      • WAE Event 
      • Sniff 'n' Go 
      • Health Day
  • Volunteer workers at any of the PSDPC Events. Each Event Chair will provide the Treasurer with a list of volunteers to determine the credit available.
  • Newsletter and/or Website
  • Board Executive Committee: President, Secretary, Treasurer

Trophy or other financial donations also qualify for the stipend. For every $100 donated to the Club, you will receive one stipend.

Questions regarding credits you have or how credits are earned should be directed to the Club Treasurer. You will not receive a stipend at the Health Day without approved credit from the Club Treasurer

Contact us

Have questions? Want to learn more? Ask our Information Officer through the form below or follow us on Facebook.

Please note: We can not provide advice on any medical conditions (including cropping), training, behavior issues or nutrition. Contact your veterinarian directly. In addition, PSDPC does not recommend, guarantee, endorse, nor rate any breeders, their kennels, or dogs.

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