Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime StudyDrs. Brault, Surgan, and Ortiz are participating in Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Lifetime Health Project, a nationwide online community of dog owners willing to participate in studies to learn how to better prevent and treat major diseases affecting dogs. The first study conducted under the Canine Lifetime Health Project is the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, the largest and longest observational study ever undertaken for dogs. Fresh Pond Animal Hospital (FPAH) is seeking owners of Golden Retrievers eager to participate in this landmark study.

"Fresh Pond Animal Hospital is committed to helping advance veterinary medicine for the benefit of companion animals, and participation in this study is just one example of that commitment," said Dr. Benjamin Brault, Chief of Staff at FPAH. Drs. Surgan and Ortiz have recently joined Dr. Brault, who has been participating in the Canine Lifetime Health Project since January 2013.

Morris Animal Foundation is enrolling 3,000 Golden Retrievers under 2 years of age in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, which will last 10 to 14 years. Although restricted to Golden Retrievers, results from this study will benefit all dogs.

According to Dr. Michael Guy, Director of the Canine Lifetime Health Project, "Morris Animal Foundation would not be able to complete this study without the participation of dedicated veterinarians and their clinic staff."

Join the Canine Lifetime Health Project and learn more about the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study at

If you have a Golden Retriever under 2 years of age and you would like to participate in this study, please call the hospital at (617) 484-1555.