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For the 2nd Time, Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 3511 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 97 Percent

For the 2nd Time, Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. Appears on the Inc. 5000,  Ranking No. 3511 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 97 Percent

Inc. magazine today revealed that Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. is No. 3511 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. This is the second year in a row that Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. has made the list.


“Not only are we excited to be named to the Inc. 5000 for a second, consecutive year” states Lisa G. Shaffer, PhD, Founder and CEO of Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc., “our ranking improved by more than 450 points. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and to the loyalty of our customers over this past, very challenging year.”


Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years.


“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”


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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More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000



Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000.  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 Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including web sites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Vision Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

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Lisa Shaffer Receives The Startup Weekly’s 2021 Women in Business to Watch Award

Lisa G Shaffer, PhD of Paw Print Genetics, a division of Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. was recently awarded a 2021 Women in Business to Watch award from The Startup Weekly. The Startup Weekly presented the Women in Business to Watch award to individuals who have demonstrated distinct entrepreneurial excellence in building and growing businesses in 2021.

Dr. Shaffer is the Founder and CEO of Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc.® (DBA Paw Print Genetics). Prior to Paw Print Genetics®, she was the co-Founder, President and CEO of Signature Genomic Laboratories. Dr. Shaffer received her BS in Biology from Washington State University, Pullman in 1984 and her PhD in Human Genetics from the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond in 1990. She was a tenured Professor in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine when she moved to Spokane in 2002 and was a Professor in the School of Molecular Biosciences, Washington State University, Spokane from 2002-2008. Dr. Shaffer has authored over 300 medical publications, almost two dozen book chapters, and four books in various aspects of clinical genetics. Dr. Shaffer is a board-certified geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics.


This year’s awards attracted a record number of applications from leaders across several industries and company stages in the United States. The winners were selected by an esteemed panel of judges comprised of top founders, investors, and senior business leaders. The judges evaluated applicants based on personal achievements, professional success, and contributions to the business community at large.


“No one person is ever responsible for a company’s success”, stated Dr. Shaffer, “my success, our success, is due to the hard work and vision of our entire team and we are grateful to our customers for entrusting us with their genetic testing. Thank you to The Startup Weekly for recognizing our achievements.”


"This year’s award recipients represent the very best of entrepreneurial excellence in the United States. The judging panel was thoroughly impressed by the accomplishments of all awardees,” said Peter Justin, Managing Editor of The Startup Weekly.

About Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc.

Located in Spokane, Washington, Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is dedicated to raising the standard in canine, feline and avian genetic diagnostic testing, carrier screening, and customer support. With four brands under the company’s umbrella, Paw Print Genetics, Canine HealthCheck, CatScan and AvianDx, the company’s mission is to achieve optimal pet genetic health by providing outstanding resources for owners, breeders, trainers, and veterinarians for dogs, cats and exotic birds. For more information, visit one of our brands at,, and

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About The Startup Weekly

The Startup Weekly is a leading independent source of news, insights, interviews, and awards for business builders across all sectors of the economy. The company’s media contributors include founders, business executives, investors, and other thought leaders. The Startup Weekly is committed to establishing a community for those pursuing entrepreneurial excellence.

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Information Regarding Sample Shipments

We understand that important breeding decisions are made based on the genetic results you receive from your testing. Therefore, our goal is to provide you with accurate results and quality customer service, in addition to a quick turnaround time. Typically, you can expect your results in 14 days or less from the time we receive your samples in our laboratory.

We recognize there have been recent delays in shipping with the United States Postal Service (USPS) due to various circumstances. We know that this is frustrating, but unfortunately, the USPS is out of our control. However, this does not mean that we do not have ways to help. Our customers are our top priority. We have a few suggestions to ensure that your samples get to us quickly and safely for the fastest results:

Provide your own swabs. Although we offer complimentary swabs to our customers in the US and Canada (not including shipping to Canada), you can also purchase your own cheek swabs at your local drugstore to swab your pups. This way you do not have to wait on receiving the swab kits from our office. You can review this information here at our website to ensure you are following the proper guidelines.

Choose another sample method. In addition to cheek swabs, we also accept a variety of different sample types. For example, if you are planning for an upcoming litter, you can provide us with dewclaw samples. To review our accepted sample types, in addition to our instructions, visit our samples page.

Ship your samples back with a different courier. To avoid possible delays with the USPS, you can choose to ship your samples back to our laboratory using FedEx, UPS, Purolator (Canada) and more. Using these alternatives may help ensure that your package is delivered on time. Be sure to send directly to our street address, which can be found here.

We are not responsible for shipping delays caused by the USPS, and, unfortunately, cannot refund or credit expedited shipping once kits have been shipped. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please email us at or call us at 509-483-5950 or toll-free 1-855-202-4889. Thank you for your understanding and patience regarding any shipping delays. As always, we appreciate you and will do our best to provide you the most outstanding, quality testing that you need for your breeding program.