Canine Reproductive Services

Dr. Callahan is a board-certified animal reproduction specialist for all species. She is the only specialist on the Eastern Shore to offer canine services as well as equine services and leads our team at VMC. We welcome the breeder’s input and ideas when it comes to their dogs. We are here to work as a team when making decisions that will result in healthy puppies, sires, dams, and future generations. We realize that every breed is unique and requires individual evaluations. The professional team at Veterinary Medical Center offers skill and experience in providing reproductive services to meet the needs of area breeders. Our canine reproductive services are meant for the passionate, committed breeder.

As with many things, “timing is everything”, especially when it comes to canine reproduction. VMC is available for patients 7 days a week when reproductive procedures cannot wait, such as artificial inseminations, TCIs, semen collection for fresh-chilled shipments and emergency caesarean sections.

We provide a wide range of reproductive services including the following.

• Breeding soundness evaluations
• Male reproductive exams include semen analysis such as concentration, motility, and morphology
• Fresh chilled semen preparation for artificial insemination or shipping
• Longevity chill tests
• Canine semen freezing – in partnership with Zoetis as a freezing center
• Complete pre freeze and post thaw evaluation
• Artificial insemination – vaginal, surgical and transcervical insemination (TCI)
• Female reproductive exams to monitor heat and determine the best breeding time as well as for infertility cases and/or breeding challenges
• Ovulation timing – quantitative progesterone testing with 24-hour turnaround
• Medical and surgical management of reproductive disorders
• Medical treatment of pyometra
• Mis-mating management
• Pregnancy examination with ultrasound and X-ray
• Gestational aging with ultrasound
• Evaluation and treatment of high risk pregnancy
• Evaluation and treatment of luteal insufficiency
• Testicular and uterine biopsy
• Prostatic disease diagnosis and treatment

Canine Reproduction Program – Males

Our canine reproduction program for male canines includes:

The Prebreeding Examination
Canine Semen Freezing
Semen Freezing Appointment
Semen Evaluation Parameters

Canine Reproduction Program – Females

Our canine reproduction program for female canines includes:

The Prebreeding Examination
Ovulation Timing Information
Planning a Breeding with Fresh Chilled Semen
Trans-Cervical Insemination
Planning a Breeding with Frozen Semen
Early Pregnancy and Pregnancy Diagnosis
Pregnancy Information–Resources

Reproduction Forms

Application to Register a Litter Resulting from Artificial Insemination Using Frozen Semen
Application to Register a Litter Resulting from Artificial Insemination Using Fresh Extended Semen

CANINE REPRODUCTION PROGRAM

Male Canine Reproduction Program
The Pre-Breeding Examination
Canine Semen Freezing
The Semen Freezing Appointment
Semen Evaluation Parameters
Female Canine Reproduction Program
The Pre-Breeding Examination
Ovulation Timing Information
Breeding with Fresh Chilled Semen
Trans-Cervical Insemination
Breeding with Frozen Semen
Early Pregnancy, Pregnancy Diagnosis
Pregnancy Information – Resources
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