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The Foundation of the Cairn Terrier Club of America (the Foundation) is a national organization whose mission is to further the health and welfare of the Cairn Terrier.
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Canine Health Clinics

Helping to underwrite canine health clinics throughout the year is one of the most important things we do. It gives the opportunity for Cairn owners to have their dogs checked by a professional specializing in the field at a low cost, and it also helps breeders to screen litters to make sure they are not passing on, unwittingly, unwanted abnormalities.


Currently the Foundation of the Cairn Terrier Club of America is helping to fund canine eye clinics (CAER/Ocular Melanosis), and canine ultrasound screenings for Renal Dysplasia.

Eligibility for Canine Health Clinics

Eligible Dogs: All dogs are eligible for testing at these clinics. However, host clubs may impose an order of acceptance, i.e., members’ dogs, non-members’ Cairns, then all other dogs belonging to non-members.

Eligible Clubs: Regional clubs under the CTCA. All-breed clubs are not eligible.


The host club will be reimbursed at a rate of $25 per dog, with 16 dogs being the maximum or $400.


The eye clinics must be performed by a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, and the ultrasounds must be performed by a Board Certified Radiologist.


The overall results of the clinics are sent to the Foundation of the CTCA, which, in turn, will share results with the appropriate researchers.

The reimbursement form must be received no later than 6 months after the date of the clinic and prior to September 30th.

Click below for a Reimbursement Form:

Canine Health Clinics Calendar

Canine Health Clinics

The canine health clinics listed below are run by individual clubs. Please contact the individual club to register and get more information.

Renal ultrasound and microchip clinics

October 05, 2019

Hosted by the Foundation of the CTCA

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Renal Ultrasound Exam

Dr. Marina Mavromatis DVM, DACVR

Veterinary Referral Center (VRC), Malvern, PA



Beth Wilder-Wilson


Pre-registration advised for ultrasounds


DNA Test Kits from Wisdom Health Canine Genetic Breeding Analysis

Test kits maybe ordered from www.Optimal-Selection.com

Tests for 180+ genetic diseases; including CMO, GCL, and Von Willebrand disease

Use code PATerrier2019 to receive 15% discount.

Normally priced at $129.99/kit

Limited time offer $110.49/kit

Discounted offer good 8/31/2019-10/21/2019


Best Western Plus

3499 Street Road

Bensalem, PA 

19th Annual Toto Eye Clinic

Su-Mac Cairn Terrier Club
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Recently Held Canine Health Clinics

18th Annual Toto Eye Clinic

October 20, 2018

Su-Mac Cairn Terrier Club

46 dogs examined

OFA/CAER and OM Exams, Ultrasound Exams, and Microchips

October 06, 2018

Foundation of the Cairn Terrier Club of America

Bensalem, PA

OFA/CAER and Ocular Melanosis Exams

15 Cairns examined

Renal Ultrasounds

28 Cairns examined


6 Cairns microchipped

OFA/CAER and OM Exams, Microchipping, and CMO Test Kits

June 23, 2018

Foundation of the Cairn Terrier Club of America and Great Western Terrier Association

Irwindale, CA

10 Cairns examined

CAER Eye Clinic

March 09, 2018

Cairn Terrier Club of Greater Detroit

12 Cairns examined

17th Annual Toto Eye Clinic

October 28, 2017

Su-Mac Cairn Terrier Club

42 dogs examined

Three Health and Wellness Clinics at Bensalem, PA

October 07, 2017

Foundation of the Cairn Terrier Club of America

OFA/CAER and OM Exams

15 dogs examined


Kidney Ultrasounds

14 dogs examined


CMO (Craniomandibular Osteopathy) test kits from OptiGen

43 kits distributed

Clinic for Kidney Ultrasounds and Liver Bile Acids

April 02, 2017

Potomac Cairn Terrier Club

CAER/Ocular Melanosis Screening

November 06, 2016

Potomac Cairn Terrier Club
60 dogs examined

CAER/Ocular Melanosis Screening

August 06, 2016

Columbia River Cairn Terrier Club
18 dogs examined

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