A nonprofit uniquely dedicated to improving Sighthound health through education, outreach programs, and research.

The Greyhound Health Initiative

We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of sighthounds around the world ​by building awareness of ​their unusual ​medical​ characteristics​ ​within​ the​ veterinary​ and adoption communities through our education, outreach, and research programs. We hope to promote collaboration, enhance skills, and facilitate the exchange of knowledge for the best sighthound health and veterinary practices.

Follow us on Facebook for timely updates about what we’re doing, public appearances, medical discussions, and other news. Whether you have greyhounds or galgos, wolfhounds, or whippets, learn more about the Greyhound Health Initiative and the research we do on sighthound health.

Veterinarians can join a global ListServ dedicated to sighthound medicine by sending a request to GreytVets-Subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Blood Bank

Just like human doctors, veterinarians have to respond to emergency situations and illnesses where blood products can mean the difference between life and death. The Greyhound Health Initiative Blood Bank is committed to providing the life-saving products veterinarians need while educating both veterinarians and the public on the benefits of transfusion medicine in domestic dogs. It’s true that Greyhouhounds make the best blood donors for a variety of reasons, but any healthy dog over 50 lbs and between 1 and 7 years old is eligible to be a blood donor. Think your pooch has what it takes to be a hero? Find out more!

Veterinarians, need blood products for your clinic? Find out how to order.

Adoption groups! Interested in holding a blood drive? If you’re within three hours of Columbus, Ohio, have six to 10 potential donors that can meet every other month, and a location where we can work, then we can come to you! Call us today to discuss the details: 1-800-416-5156 x1.

Wags for Wine 2022

A Wine Fundraiser Benefiting The Greyhound Health Initiative Blood Bank

BUY TICKETS HERE:  https://square.link/u/uoz8GPsi  (First 12 tickets sold get a free mini wine bottle)

When: Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 1-4 pm

Where: CoHatch Polaris (Located in Polaris Mall)

1554 Polaris Pkwy Suite 325, Columbus, OH 43240


Want your business advertised and help a great cause?  WE NEED DONATIONS FOR AUCTION/RAFFLE ITEMS!  Please contact Mandy@greyhoundhealthinitiative.org if you are willing to donate any items.   


Can’t make it?  Use the following link to purchase wine from One Hope and help our canine blood donors:




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