OFA Radiographs

topics_ofaThe Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) is a private, non-profit foundation which formed a voluntary dysplasia control database in 1966.

This foundation was created with the following objectives in mind:

  • To collect information concerning orthopedic and genetic diseases of animals.
  • To advise, encourage and establish control programs to lower the incidence of orthopedic and genetic diseases.
  • To encourage and finance research in orthopedic and genetic disease in animals.
  • To receive funds and make grants to carry out these objectives.

OFA Radiographs and evaluations can be submitted for hips, elbows, knees and shoulders.  There is a standard by which all veterinarians must follow regarding the positioning of the animal being radiographed, the labeling of the radiographs and forms submitted.  By doing it like this, the forms are consistent.

Village Veterinary Hospital as well as OFA, requires that the owner brings their pets AKC registration forms in at the time the radiographs are taken.

If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment with our office please contact us at 505-869-2627.  You can also find further information about   Orthopedic Foundation for Animals at their website, www.offa.org.