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Paul W. Poulos

GDC Executive Director



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Background Information

Employment History

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Institute for Genetic Disease Control

Professor of Radiology

College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida , Gainesville


Genetic Disease Control

Board Member

Parrot Creek Productions

Board Member

World Small Animal Veterinary Association

Member of the Hereditary Defects Committee

WSAVA Hereditary Defects Committee


Poulos Veterinary Imaging



University of California-Davis



UC Davis

degree of Veterinary Medicine Doctorate ( PhD

Royal Veterinary College

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Borzoi Club of America, Inc. [cached]

Paul Poulos, Jr., DVM, Ph.D., Diplomate ACVR
GDC Executive Director: GDC P.O. Box 222, Davis, CA 95617 Tel./FAX 530/756-6773 email:

Open Registry Offers Rx For Dog Ailments [cached]

Dr. Paul Poulos, Jr., GDC's executive director, says that, based on inquiries, interest in the open registry appears to be growing daily.

NCA Health Library: Canine Health Registries [cached]

Who better to tell us about one such open registry- The Institute for Genetic Disease Control in Animals (GDC)-than the president and CEO of the GDC, Paul Poulos, Jr., DVM, PhD., Diplomate ACVR.
Dr. Poulos originally wrote the following article to explain the open registry concept as a means of identifying the genotype of affected animals for various breed clubs. Dr. Poulos is a consulting radiologist from Potter Valley, California. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology, Dr. Poulos is currently operating a consulting practice in radiology and ultrasound in northern California. A graduate from the University of California-Davis, Dr. Poulos earned his small animal practice VMD (the Swedish equivalent to a PhD.) in comparative pathology from the Royal Veterinary College in Stockholm, Sweden in the study of Osteochondrosis, served as an associate professor of radiology at the University of Utrect in the Netherlands, was a professor and chairman at the University of Florida in Gainesville of both the departments of radiology and of comparative and experimental pathology.

Purebred Dog Health Databases to Combine Forces [cached]

"This is a very promising development," said GDC executive director Dr. Paul W. Poulos, Jr. "We are seeing a high level of concern about genetic disease from breeders in the US and many other countries."There are huge benefits to breeders in combining the GDC and OFA databases," said Dr. Poulos, "but at the same time we needed to be certain that GDC customers will have essentially the same access to the information as they now have.Paul W. Poulos, Jr. DVM, PhDExecutive Director, GDC"Despite repeated calls from the world's top canine geneticists during the past ten years for the use of complete and unrestricted open registries to fight genetic disease, the AKC and the majority of the purebred fancy have actively resisted adopting this proven tool," said Dr. Paul W. Poulos, Jr., executive director of GDC.According to Dr. Poulos, GDC has not been able to meet its expectations for useful volumes of registered dogs in large part because of the reluctance of the majority of the breeding community to release information about any dogs who are affected with genetic disease."It is no surprise that here in the US we have made almost no progress in reducing the most serious diseases known or suspected to be genetic such as hip dysplasia and cancer if we refuse to share information about which dogs may be carrying the defective genes," said Poulos."Our shift in focus is driven by the realization that the best open registry in the world won't help if breeders won't use it or don't understand how to use it in their day-to-day breeding decisions," explained Poulos.During the past ten years GDC has worked with many breed groups to establish more than two dozen specific genetic disease registries and now has a number of new requests in progress.However, according to Dr. Poulos, getting a significant number of breeders and owners to actually register their dogs is an uphill battle."This past year at GDC we have seen a sharp increase in requests from breeders for help with breeding decisions," said Poulos.Dr. Poulos noted that the current excitement in the purebred fancy about the potential for genetic testing via DNA has all but eclipsed interest in the use of other methods to control genetic disease."GDC will continue to register dogs in existing registries over the next year," said Poulos.

Health and Genetics [cached]

Paul Poulos, DVM, PhD, DACVR, is executive director of GDC and you can read more about their work at at " About GDC"

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