Canine Health

The Foundation’s mission in canine health is to ensure that dogs who belong to families of modest economic means enjoy the best possible health throughout their lives. It supports clinical research on preventive care and alternatives to “gold standard” veterinary medicine with wider experiential learning in veterinary training.


  • Spectrum of Care Clinical Research Program

    The Foundation is funding clinical research to evaluate diagnostic and therapeutic protocols that increase primary care veterinarians' ability to practice more broadly along a spectrum of care. The goal is to expand lower-cost, high-quality treatment options available to dog owners. Applications from veterinarians and clinical faculty as well as ideas for research from the dog-loving public are welcome.

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  • Canine Spectrum of Care Course Development Grants

    Assisting the general practitioner in providing quality veterinary care to an economically diverse clientele is one of the Stanton Foundation's primary goals. To build the skills and knowledge to allow GPs to treat dogs whose owner's ability to pay is modest, the Foundation is offering support for the development of graduate and continuing education courses. Please review the links to the left to learn more about its two types of offerings: practitioner-focused and student-focused.

  • NEW: Spectrum of Care Literature Reviews

    We are now inviting proposals for development and publication of evidence-based literature review articles to develop clinical approaches to common canine conditions, that are both affordable for clients with limited budgets and yet still profitable for the veterinarian to offer.

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About the Foundation

The Stanton Foundation was created by Frank Stanton, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest executives in the history of electronic communications and one of the television industry’s founding fathers.

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