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.
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. To create a simple diagnostic urine test as a value added tool in the fight against cancer.
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Clinical Epidemiologist joins K9MD
We are super excited to introduce a new member for our K9MD Clinical Team. Associate Professor Katy Bell is …
K9MD Levi is now a TV star
Thanks to all the K9MD Team, especially K9MD's canine trainer Courtney Moore, Levi successfully completed stage one for the …
Otago Daily Times Feature
K9MD chief executive officer Pauline Blomfield is ecstatic after Levi, the German shepherd, successfully completed the proof-of-concept stage …
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K9 Medical Detection NZ are grateful for the generous support of the following organisations
Sir Richard Taylor
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.
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.