Ross D. Clark’s book lists documented and reported medical conditions of purebred dogs and cats

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‘Medical, Genetic and Behavioral Risk Factors of Purebred Dogs and Cats’ gets new marketing campaign

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To help breeders, veterinarians and dog and cat owners become familiar with specific dog and cat breeds, animal veterinarian Ross D. Clark, DVM, releases “Medical, Genetic and Behavioral Risk Factors of Purebred Dogs and Cats: A Quick Reference Guide” (published by Xlibris in August 2018). This book collection offers a well-researched, comprehensive and authoritative predisposed information discussing every breed.

Set for a new marketing campaign, this book lists all documented and reported medical conditions of 185 purebred dogs 50 purebred cats. It is divided into three columns. The left hand column contains the breed of the dog or cat plus any synonyms for that breed. It also contains the different organ systems that serve as headings for the various conditions. The middle column contains a list of conditions either documented or reported anecdotally for that breed. When available, an abbreviation indicating the mode of inheritance is included. The third column contains a brief definition of these conditions as well as whether a DNA test is available. A select list of references is also included.

The information contained in this book was taken from the books, “Medical, Genetic and Behavioral Risk Factors of Purebred Dogs” and “Medical, Genetic and Behavioral risk Factor of Purebred Cats.” The material in those books was obtained from established reference books, peer-reviewed veterinary journals, postings on the Public Library of Science (PLoS) and other websites including the Canine Health Foundation, the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), major genetic testing laboratories including PennGen, Optigen and the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, University of California, Davis.

The publication of “Medical, Genetic and Behavioral Risk Factors of Purebred Dogs and Cats: A Quick Reference Guide” aims for practicing veterinarians to learn about medical and genetic conditions of breeds with which they are unfamiliar with. For more details about the book, please visit

“Medical, Genetic and Behavioral Risk Factors of Purebred Dogs and Cats: A Quick Reference Guide”
By Ross D. Clark, DVM
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 1,016 pages | ISBN 9781984512970
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 1,016 pages | ISBN 9781984512987
E-Book | 1,016 pages | ISBN 9781984512963
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ross D. Clark, DVM, is the founder of Woodland PetCare Centers and a co-founder of National PetCare Centers. He received his doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University in 1963. He is the author of “Medical, Genetic, and Behavioral Aspects of Purebred Cats” and the co-author of the first and second edition of “Medical and Genetic Aspects of Purebred Dogs.” He is also author of four management books: first, a practice management manual; second, “The Best of Ross Clark”; third, “Mastering the Marketplace —Taking Your Practice to the Top”; and his latest book “Open Book Management for Veterinary Hospital Teams.” He has toured throughout the world as a practice management lecturer and consultant. Clark is currently owner and/or managing partner of three small animal practices and two pet resorts in Oklahoma. He and his team have been doing veterinary practice management consultation, seminars and appraisals since 1981. He is married to Linda and they have two children, twins Kent and Kimberly.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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