Consultation for Owners/Adopters

Greyhounds and other sighthounds have acquired anatomical, physiological, and clinicopathologic idiosyncrasies while evolving into sporting breeds and are hence quite different from other dogs. If you are a sighthound owner, adopter, breeder, or trainer, Dr. Couto will be glad to provide consultation via e-mail at and our members will receive a 50% discount on all consultations.

Dr. Couto has worked with Greyhounds and other sighthounds for over two decades, since adopting Clyde, his first hound, from the Wheeling racetrack. He has spent most of his time working on Greyhounds, Galgos, and other sighthounds. His areas of interest are primarily blood disorders, bleeding and clotting excessively, cancer, exercise physiology and spearheading leading-edge oncology research. In collaboration with various groups, Dr. Couto has published over 30 scientific papers on Greyhound, Galgo, and Deerhound medicine, which our members have access to.

Please Note: If this is an emergency or you fear for your dog’s safety, please do not wait for a consultation – take him or her to your vet or emergency clinic right away. Once your pet is stabilized, you or your vet can reach out to Dr. Couto.

Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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