Is That Old Dog Frail?
Perspectives from the Dog Aging Project

Presented by Dr. Genna Fishgold Atiee, DVM, DACVIM
8 pm ET / 4 pm PT, Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Old dog

This webinar is FREE for all attendees.
1.5 hours of RACE CE credits (medical) will be available for HSVMA members only (RACE approval pending).
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The Dog Aging Project is an innovative and enormous initiative that brings together a community of dogs, owners, veterinarians, researchers, and volunteers to carry out the most ambitious canine health study in the world. It is a longitudinal study of aging in over 37,000 American dogs. Its work is centered on two fundamental goals: 

  • understanding how genes, lifestyle, and environment influence aging; and 
  • intervening to increase health span, the period of life spent free from disease.

The presentation will allow practitioners the following objectives/ skills:

  • A general understanding of what the Dog Aging Project is and how it collects data
  • Understanding of what community science is
  • Being able to define “health span”
  • Understanding of factors that were reported to be the cause of death in this population of dogs
  • Understanding of what frailty is and what affects it
  • Being able to define cachexia and sarcopenia
  • Understanding of how you can get involved and support this project




Dr. Atiee

PRESENTER: Dr. Genna Fishgold Atiee, DVM, DACVIM

Genna Atiee is a boarded small animal internist currently practicing at Texas A&M University. She completed her rotating internship and internal medicine residency at North Carolina State University. Upon completion of her residency, she went into private practice and spent several years practicing in Texas and Arizona. After a few years in private practice, she went back to academia and completed a fellowship in interventional radiology at the University of Georgia. She enthusiastically went back to her alma mater, Texas A&M, to help start the interventional radiology service in addition to joining the internal medicine faculty. She has a strong interest in nephrology and urology, hematology, aging, and interventional radiology. She is also the clinical veterinary liaison for the Dog Aging Project.