UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Genetics Laboratory
Feline Genetics

Focus of the Feline Genetics Laboratory

  • Discovery of genetic mutations that cause inherited diseases
  • Discovery of phenotypic traits
  • Study population dynamics of breed development and domestic cat evolution
  • Development of genetic tools to assist in feline gene mapping

Cat Phenotype and Health Information Registry – Cat PHIR

The overall goal of Cat PHIR is to provide investigators with “links” to cats with traits and diseases of interest. Cat PHIR is a non-profit, voluntary, feline database project for mixed and fancy cat breeds. There are no costs associated with sample submission. Funding for Cat PHIR is through the The National Institute of Health – National Center for Research Resources (NIH-NCRR RR016094).

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