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, goats, pigs
, and a variety of other species direct to the public as well as on a contract basis for breed registries and associations.

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July 04, 2019

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

Bulldog Health Panel

Bulldog Dwarfism in Miniature Zebu

Charolais Progressive Ataxia

Mushroom Dilution - Shetland Pony

Rottweiler Health Panel

German Shepherd Health Panel

Leukoencephalomyelopathy (LEMP)

Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency (CLAD or LAD): German Shepherd Dog and Irish Setter

Exercise-Induced Collapse (EIC)

Hemophilia A/Factor VIII Deficiency (HEMA)

Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS)

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Educating the Next Generation of Scientists


Participant in IPFD Harmonization of Genetic Testing in Dogs

VGL is a member of the National Pedigreed Livestock Council

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