STCA Health Trust Mission Statement

STCA’s Health Trust Fund (HTF) is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to the health and quality of life of the Scottish Terrier. Formally established on October 8, 1994, the HTF has the following mission:

  • Identify important health issues in the Scottish Terrier

  • Support research to enhance the understanding, the prevention and the cure of these diseases for the betterment of the Scottish Terrier
  • Communicate important new health and breeding information and research findings to all Scottie owners and breeders through education and outreach
  • Monitor health in the Scottish Terrier using Registries, Health Databases and periodic breed-wide surveys
  • Support Scottie breeders with discounted health testing, clinics and screening
  • Contribute for the future health and preservation of the Breed