Medical Genetics Program
College of Veterinary Medicine
VMC, Box 20
930 Campus Road
Ithaca, NY 14853
phone: (607) 253-3060
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The genetic make-up of disease
Veterinary medical genetics is the branch of medicine that looks at the role genetic factors play in causing a disease, birth defect, or in herited susceptibility to health problems, such as cancer and heart disease for animals of all ages.
Cornell's genetic specialists provide information about inherited diseases, how they are
passed from generation to generation, and the related health implications. Although a complex and evolving field, we do our best to make the
issues surrounding medical genetics clearer.
Lasting and Meaningful Benefits
About the Service
Genetic Workup Appointments
If you suspect that your pet may have a genetic condition, we recommend scheduling a genetic workup appointment. If the condition is confirmed,
we will help you manage and explore treatment options for your pet.
These appointments offer genetic screenings for dogs and cats of any age that allow you to:
We also offer a breed DNA panel, where we test your dog or cat for all the genetic diseases currently being offered for the breed.
During counseling sessions, our geneticists will discuss the results of genetic screening tests and recommend the best options for managing your