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AKC Canine Health Foundation Welcomes 2 New Members to its Board of Directors


April 13, 2018

The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization committed to better health for all dogs, announced that Dr. Kristin Bloink and Karolynne McAteer were elected to serve on the board of directors at the CHF board meeting on March 11, 2018.

Dr. Bloink, DVM, MPH, PA-C, DACVPM, is the senior director of Global Research and External Innovation at Elanco Animal Health. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Iowa, her Masters of Public Health degree at the University of Michigan and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Michigan State University. As a lifelong dog lover, she has been a member of the Golden Retriever Club of America since 1993 and a member of the Leonberger Club of America since 2003.

McAteer is the director for Public Relations at Assisi Animal Health. She is a second-generation Irish setter breeder and an American Kennel Club (AKC) judge of Sporting Groups and Field Trials. McAteer is the AKC delegate for the Irish Setter Club of America and has sat on several delegate committees. She is currently on the board of directors for the AKC and is a member of the steering committee for their new venture, AKC.TV.

“We are thrilled to add Dr. Bloink and Ms. McAteer to our board of directors,” said Dr. Diane Brown, CHF’s chief executive officer. “Their lifelong passion for dogs and their desire to improve the health of future generations of dogs will help us remain the worldwide leader in canine health research.”

To learn more about the AKC Canine Health Foundation’s board of directors, visit CHF Board.

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