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.
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NZME supports K9MD
With the importance of our work for early, non-invasive detection of cancer, we know how crucial it is for …
The University of Otago Media Release
The University of Otago December 2020 Media Release: After less than a year of training, German shepherd Levi is …
Winner of Community Innovation 2020 Otago Hall of Fame
K9MD is both proud and humbled to be named the winner of Community Innovation in the 2020 Otago Hall of …
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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.