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.

**Holiday Closure**
March 30, 2018

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

Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (HNPK)

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

(CDDY and IVDD Risk) and Chondrodysplasia (CDPA)

Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)

Donkey Coat Color & Hair Length


Educating the Next Generation of Scientists

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