The Paw Print Genetics Blog

Feeling Grateful

Feeling Grateful

Paw Print Genetics was started in 2012 with the vision of improving the health of dogs through genetic testing, education, and counseling. Since then, we have not only contributed to improving the health of dogs but have provided the largest menu of tests with outstanding customer care, an unparalleled website for managing your dogs, orders and results, with the utmost laboratory standards in the industry.  We offer testing for more than 350 breeds of dogs, including diseases, disease risk factors, coat colors and traits and have launched other genetic testing services including a comprehensive genetic screen for dogs (Canine HealthCheck), the largest genetic screen for cats (CatScan) and sex identification for monomorphic birds (AvianDx). 

I am so grateful for our talented staff of PhD geneticists, veterinarians, biologists, and customer care specialists who have worked so hard to bring you the highest testing accuracy and best customer service available. We even found time this year for research and publishing with the discovery of the first dog identified with an extra chromosome 38, a new mutation causing longhair in Maine coon cats, and further characterization of dapple (merle) mutations in dachshunds.

The greatest compliment a business can receive is a repeat customer. I am also so very grateful for our loyal customers. It is truly a partnership from which they learn more about their dogs’ genetics, but we also learn so much from them. Through conversations, providing genetic counseling, participating in health clinics, or working with breed clubs, we have come to understand our customers’ needs and we strive to provide the services that they desire. Year after year, litter after litter, our customers turn to us for their genetic testing, and I am so thankful and honored to be the one providing this service to them.

I am immensely proud of all our accomplishments this year and in previous years. On this Thanksgiving Day and every day, I am so thankful for our health, the health of our dogs, cats and birds who fill our lives with so much joy, and I am thankful for all of you being in our lives and making our work so meaningful.

I wish you a joyous holiday season with your loved ones and furry (or feathery) friends. Take care, be safe and stay well.

Lisa G Shaffer, PhD, FACMG, Founder and CEO, Genetic Veterinary Sciences

Paw Print Genetics, Canine HealthCheck, CatScan, AvianDx