Our Mission

With the growing popularity of Greyhounds and other sighthounds as pets, veterinarians have been evaluating these breeds more frequently in their practices and have discovered that Sighthounds not only have physiological and pharmacological differences, but also that diseases in these breeds behave differently than in other dogs.

The Greyhound Health Initiative (GHI), a non-profit organization established in 2014, is committed to improving the health of sighthound dogs worldwide through education, research, and accessibility for owners, adopters as well as veterinarians.

With the growing popularity of Greyhounds and other sighthounds as pets, veterinarians have been evaluating these breeds more frequently in their practices and have discovered that Sighthounds not only have physiological and pharmacological differences, but also that diseases in these breeds behave differently than in other dogs.

We at GHI recognize the need for a dedicated health organization for Greyhounds and other sighthounds, with the goal that veterinary students, veterinarians, adoption organizations, trainers, and owners recognize their peculiarities and evaluate them from a different perspective.

With clinical research projects lead by world renowned veterinarian Dr. Couto coupled with outreach from a variety of resources and education of veterinarians, owners, trainers, adopters, and organizations interested in sighthound breeds, we hope to promote collaboration, enhance skills, and facilitate the exchange of knowledge for best sighthound health and veterinary practices.

Interested in learning more about the Initiative or perhaps in becoming a member and supporting the organization? Contact us today!

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