Newton Falls, OH

O.F.A. – Orthopedic Foundation of Animals

The organization’s goal of developing prevention programs to reduce the prevalence of genetic diseases relies heavily on the OFA datasets.

Veterinary Services

O.F.A-  Orthopedic Foundation of Animals

The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), which focuses on hip dysplasia, has expanded to include other inherited diseases and companion animals such as cats. The organization’s current mission is to improve the health and well-being of companion animals by lowering the incidence of genetic diseases.

The physical examinations and radiographs required to have your pet certified by OFA for a number of congenital problems, such as hip and elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, heart disease, and many others, can be done here at Newton Falls Animal Hospital.

Penn-Hip Certified

Penn-Hip Certification is a way of determining the likelihood of a dog developing hip dysplasia. Penn-Hip is the most accurate method available for predicting which dogs will develop hip dysplasia and which will not. Penn-Hip Certification is recognized by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and is required by many kennel clubs for breeding purposes. Penn-Hip Certification is conducted by qualified veterinarians at Newton Falls Animal Hospital. The Penn-Hip process involves taking x-rays of the dog’s hips and then analyzing the results. Penn-Hip Certification is an important tool for breeders and owners alike in the fight against hip dysplasia.