UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Genetics Laboratory

The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) provides animal parentage verification, identification, forensics services, genetic diagnostics and genetic disease research as a self-supporting unit of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis.

VGL is internationally recognized as a pioneer and expert in DNA-based animal testing.

VGL also offers an extensive animal forensic services program, diagnostic tests for genetic diseases, and support for genetic research in domestic species, primates and wildlife.

We offer DNA tests for cats, dogs, horses, cattle, and a variety of other species direct to the public as well as to breed registries and organizations on a contract basis.


**Holiday Closure**
December 22-25, 2017
December 29-31, 2017
January 1, 2018

*****NEW TESTS*****

Friesian Horse
Dwarfism & Hydrocephalus


PCS test for Romagnola

PMT test for
Chianina and Romagnola

Goat Scrapie

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy (CMR1)

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy (CMR2 and CMR3)

Von Willebrand's Disease (vWD)

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (NSDTR) Tests

Chondrodystrophy
(CDDY and IVDD Risk) and Chondrodysplasia (CDPA)

Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)

Donkey Coat Color & Hair Length

Arabian Horse
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)


Arabian Horse
Occipitoatlantoaxial Malformation (OAAM)

Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Haflinger Horses

Educating the Next Generation of Scientists

Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, Tel 530-752-2211, Email VGL