Genetics Service

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Welcome to the Genetics Service at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, where assistance is offered to help companion animal owners interested in discovering more about inherited diseases, especially in their purebred dogs. Telephone consultations and written reports are available to assist veterinarians, breed clubs and clients with the diagnosis of inherited diseases. There are now more than 300 DNA tests available in dogs to help eliminate inherited diseases. COMING SOON - counseling request forms.

If you are looking for direct to consumer genetic testing, the School of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) provides animal parentage verification, identification, forensics services, and genetic diagnostics. VGL is internationally recognized as a pioneer and expert in DNA-based animal testing.