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Keeping You Informed: USPS

At Paw Print Genetics, we understand how important quick results are for you. That is why we work to provide you with a fast turnaround time of 14 days or less with accurate results. For various reasons, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has had to shut down numerous processing plants and has removed several sorting facilities nationwide. Due to these circumstances, we have seen an increase in delays for shipping time when sending kits to you, as we ship our complementary kits exclusively via USPS. In addition, we have seen delays receiving your samples back to our laboratory and the ability to track shipments seems to be impaired. Quality is in the heart of what we do, and that is why we wanted to inform you of these delays if you are getting ready to send your samples back to our laboratory or waiting for your swab kit to arrive.

Unfortunately, these issues impacting the USPS are out of our control. However, we are here to help make your experience as pleasant as possible and are working hard to get your accurate results completed for you. If you are in a hurry to get your samples to us and to help ensure receiving your results in a timely manner, we recommend shipping your samples to us using either Express or Priority Shipping through USPS or use a different courier such as UPS or FedEx. In addition, you can provide your own swabs rather than waiting for one of our complementary kits to arrive. To find additional information about providing your own swabs, see our sample collection and submission instructions here. If you use UPS or FedEx, please be sure to send your samples directly to our street address: Paw Print Genetics, 220 E Rowan suite 220, Spokane WA 99207.

If you have any questions at all about this, please reach out to us at We appreciate your understanding and patience through these unprecedented times. 

Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. (DBA Paw Print Genetics), makes the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies

Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. (DBA Paw Print Genetics), makes the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies

Spokane, Wash. August 8th, 2020 – Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc.® (GVS), has made the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This list represents a prestigious list of the most successful small business companies in America.

Dr. Lisa Shaffer, the founder and CEO of Paw Print Genetics commented, “We are very excited to have placed among the fasted growing private companies in the United States. Our customers are at the heart of why we started Paw Print Genetics and why quality and accuracy in genetic testing matters. This year has been very difficult, and it has been our customers and their loyalty to us that has contributed to our success. We thank our customers for their support through the years.”

Paw Print Genetics ranked number 3967 on the list with a three-year revenue growth of 88.71%.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

Since launching in 2012, Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. has made significant accomplishments. They have expanded to offer four different brands including Paw Print Genetics®, Canine HealthCheck®, CatScan® and AvianDx®. These brands offer genetic health testing for dogs, cats, and birds worldwide. In addition to the success of launching multiple brands, the company wrote and published the standards and guidelines for canine clinical genetic testing laboratories to standardize quality assurance within canine clinical genetic testing laboratories. GVS has an impressive track record of developing new test offerings to continue to raise the standard in canine genetic diagnostic testing, carrier screening, and customer support. Paw Print Genetics offers more than 200 different tests for more than 350 breeds of dog and the Canine HealthCheck is the largest genetic screen on the market for dogs with more than 250 tests in a single, convenient kit.

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The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at


About Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc.

Located in Spokane, Washington, Genetics Veterinary Sciences, Inc. was founded in 2012. Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. is dedicated to achieving optimal genetic health for your companion animals by providing outstanding resources for dog, cat and bird owners, breeders, and veterinarians. More information about their products can be found at,, and

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Keeping You Updated On Paw Print Genetics Regarding COVID-19

Paw Print Genetics continues to remain open for business and is operating as normal as possible during these unusual times. Our laboratory is located in the state of Washington and our Governor, Jay Inslee, issued a ‘stay-at-home’ order that went into effect March 25th, 2020 with the exception of essential businesses. Veterinary services are considered an essential business. On April 2nd, 2020, the stay at home order was extended to May 4th. Here at Paw Print Genetics, we are taking this order very seriously. We continue to have those employees that can work from home do so, such as our customer care team. In addition, we have been following new protocols for our laboratory employees and shipping department, to make sure that we are minimizing interactions, taking extra sanitary measures, and practicing social distancing. To do this, the laboratory technicians are working in shifts that allow no more than 7 people in the laboratory at the same time. We are fortunate to have enough space to keep workspaces separated to limit interactions among these employees. However, the shift work has resulted in slight changes to our normal schedule but has not yet affected our usual turnaround times. However, we are not able to promise stat orders or rushed samples in less than 10 days at this time, but we always do our best to get your testing done as fast as possible.

Even with all these changes, we are committed to providing the highest quality of testing in the industry to our customers. All our testing will continue to be held at the highest standards, and each test from Paw Print Genetics will continue to have a greater than 99.9% accuracy rate. We will continue to do our best to get your results back to you within our usual turnaround time of 14 days or less, and we appreciate your patience and understanding in the current situation that may result in any delays. Our team of on-staff veterinarians and geneticists are also here to answer any questions you have before or after testing. We understand these test results not only aid in important decisions for your dogs, but that they also increase the value of your breeding program. We are committed to be your laboratory that you can count on through these uncertain times.

If you have any current litters or upcoming planned puppies that need testing, we recommend taking the time now to catch up on your genetic testing. By purchasing testing sooner than later, you will have the kits on-hand to send your samples to us right away to help ensure that there is not a delay in getting your testing results for your puppy buyers. We offer frequent discounts to you to make testing affordable. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us directly at 509-483-5950 or toll-free at 855-202-4889, or email us at