McKinstry Innovation Center

Innovating in Life Sciences:

Paw Print Genetics

Lisa G. Shaffer, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO

"Very few people consider the genetic health of their dogs, even though there are over 150 known genetic mutations in canines. Our Canine Genetic Health Certificate is a major step towards improving the health and longevity of man's best friend."

- Lisa Shaffer, Founder & CEO

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Genetic Veterinary Sciences (DBA Paw Print Genetics) is a clinical laboratory focused on genetic diagnostic testing for affected dogs and carrier screening for more than 100 inherited disorders prior to breeding. The laboratory utilizes state-of-the-art, high-throughput assays providing efficient laboratory solutions for those wanting to test one or more genetic mutations that can affect a particular dog breed.

Its novel approach to genetic counseling provides customers with the best services possible, by:

  • Ordering only those tests that are needed.
  • Ensuring that once testing is completed the results are fully understood.

Paw Print Genetics conducts business as if it was a human diagnostic laboratory, and treats each sample with a level of worker safety and testing quality that is unprecedented in the canine genetics testing industry.