Embark for Veterinarians canine genetic screening test now available


Test signifies a transformation for the dog DNA industry which—until now—has been primarily focused on determining breed mix

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Embark Veterinary, Inc has released Embark for Veterinarians—a canine genetic screening test specially designed for veterinary professionals which helps inform proactive clinical care decisions for improved patient outcomes.

"Veterinarians have always been the ultimate authority for turning genetic screening results into actionable care plans that improve the health and welfare of their patients," said Adam Boyko, PhD, Embark Chief Science Officer, in a company release.1

"Embark has always given customers a way to share their DNA results with their vets, but with the launch of Embark for Veterinarians, genetic results will go directly to the expert hands of veterinary professionals, making DNA testing an even more effective tool to help extend dogs' health and longevity,” he added.

According to the release,1 Embark for Veterinarians seamlessly incorporates into the workflow of a veterinary practice, allowing veterinarians to obtain dog DNA samples in their exam room, activate and send the swab to Embark, and directly receive their patient's comprehensive genetic report. The test emboldens veterinarians to identify further diagnostics and treatment options (ie, medical interventions and lifestyle changes). Veterinarians can also create a personalized clinical care plan based on the patient's genetic results, with support from Embark veterinary geneticists.

Additionally, a product specifically designed for clinic-driven genetic screening, such as Embark for Veterinarians, strengthens the veterinarian-client relationship.

"As we DNA test our 100th patient since the pilot study started last year, I can confidently say that genetic screening has saved the life of at least three patients," said Sharon Minninger, DVM, senior staff medical director and Lead Veterinarian at Telford Veterinary Hospital, in the release.1

"When DNA testing helps us diagnose a patient, it not only allows us to personalize pet care, but it creates a bond that makes that dog owner a client for life."


Veterinary Genomics set to become best practice in canine health with launch of Embark for Veterinarians. News release. Embark Veterinary, Inc. April 13, 2022. Accessed April 13, 2022.https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/veterinary-genomics-set-to-become-best-practice-in-canine-health-with-launch-of-embark-for-veterinarians-301524638.html

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