Virginia Tech seeks spaniels to study dog heart disease

In this July 30, 2019 photo, Alessandra Franchini, front, and Giulio Menciotti borrow Colton and William for echocardiogram screening at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Va. The spaniels are among the 120 healthy dogs that Tech hopes to recruit to figure out why dogs develop mitral valve disease and how it might be treated.