UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Genetics Laboratory

COVID-19 Announcement

The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory remains open and fully operational. Based on the many e-mail and phone calls we have received, we wanted to update our clients. We have been closely following University directives and are adhering to both State and University guidelines with respect to social distancing and operations. We have implemented remote analytics, where appropriate and feasible, as a preventative safety measure for VGL staff. While we don’t anticipate a delay in service and reporting of results on our end, there may be a delay in us receiving samples which could impact service and turnaround time. We appreciate our client’s patience during this time and as always we look forward to serving you.
Should any change in service occur in response to this rapidly evolving situation, an announcement will be made via our website.

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 Closures***

March 27, 2020

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

Splashed White SW6 - Horse

Intensity Dilution - Dog

Dominant White W22 and Splashed White SW5 - Horse

Labrador Retriever Genetic Health Panel- Dog

Bulldog Health Panel - Dog

Bulldog Dwarfism in Miniature Zebu - Cattle

Charolais Progressive Ataxia -Cattle

Mushroom Dilution - Shetland Pony -Horse

Rottweiler Health Panel - Dog

German Shepherd Health Panel -Dog

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

Exercise-Induced Collapse (EIC) - Dog

Hemophilia A/Factor VIII Deficiency (HEMA) - Dog

Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS) - Horse

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Managing the Genetics of Chondrodystrophy (CDDY)

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