Welcome to K9MD

It is widely acknowledged that early detection greatly enhances the chance of a patient's survival. K9 Medical Detection NZ aims to increase the rate of early detection.

With Otago University as our clinical research partner, K9 Medical Detection New Zealand Charitable Trust's mission is to improve the health of all New Zealander's by using specially trained dogs working in a controlled clinical environment to assist in the detection of cancer and other diseases.

What We Do

K9 Medical Detection New Zealand is a registered Charitable Trust. We are a dedicated team working to improve the health of all New Zealanders by using specially trained dogs to assist in the detection of cancer and other diseases.
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How You Can Help

Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Your donation will support the welfare and training of K9 Medical Detection NZ's dedicated team of dogs.
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Our Dogs

K9MD dogs love going to work. It’s a happy place!
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Supporters

K9 Medical Detection NZ are grateful for the generous support of the following organisations

Endorsements

Sir Richard Taylor KNZM

Sir Richard Taylor
KNZM

Most New Zealanders have in some way been affected by the tragic impact of cancer. Weta Workshop is no exception. We have had friends and colleagues endure long periods of treatment and rehabilitation, and we have lost people. The K9MD team are making inroads into early detection. Their hard work is worthy of our support. To know that a dog's superior sense of smell may play a crucial role in the future health of all New Zealanders is truly remarkable.

Pio Terei MNZM

Pio Terei
MNZM

Kia Ora Guys,

A couple of years ago I saw a piece on TV about a dog in the U.S. that alerted his owner to a cancer condition that she knew nothing about. I was amazed. The dog was able to smell an imbalance in the owner that probably saved her life. This can be a reality in Aotearoa and I am fully behind supporting this exciting initiative.

Watch this space.

Pio.