Can I use my own vet?

All the information on the Nordic countries' X-ray screening protocols is in the public domain and has been for several years. There is nothing to stop any Dachshund owner from asking their own vet to take the X-rays and send these to one of the Nordic experts for scoring.

 

The benefits of participating in the Breed Council's screening programme, using one of our CVS vet partners, are as follows:

  • X-rays are available at a discounted price from CVS normal rates
  • CVS has put an internal quality assurance process in place to help ensure the X-rays meet the standard required for scoring
  • The Breed Council will pay for the scoring to be done by an experienced screening expert in Finland (Anu Lappalainen)
  • You can participate in the wider IVDD research programme being conducted by the Breed Council, with support from CVS

 

If you do decide to use your own (or another) vet, we would be incredibly grateful if you would be prepared to share your dog's results with us, so we can make this information available along with all the CVS results.

Screening protocol (pdf download) Contact
Finland Anu Lappalainen (currently supporting the Breed Council's research)
   
Norway Øyvind Stigen
   

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