The Pet Genetics Lab was a long time in the making. Four years ago, our chief scientific officer was working at the bleeding edge of biotech: sequencing genomes, discovering new diseases, developing new DNA tests and writing software to analyse the deluge of genomic data. Being born and bred in the Isle of Man, she decided to raise the money to sequence the genome of the Manx Breed of cat as a hobby project. That volunteering project sparked a flame in her mind: what if we could bring the latest genomic technology and analytical techniques to pet owners and make DNA testing accessible?
It took a few years for that tiny spark to turn into a fire that couldn’t be ignored. In April 2018, The Pet Genetics Lab was launched from a brand new laboratory on the Isle of Man. We continue to develop innovative and accessible DNA tests for our customers and have a very active research programme - a testament to our dedication to improve the health of our pets. Our product range continues to grow, as does our commitment to putting genetic health testing in the hands of the people who need it most: pet owners.
We're a team of genetic specialists committed to providing you with the information you need to make sure they stay healthy and happy.
In August 2018, we were delighted to be able to offer Foresight Health - a genetic health screen for dogs - which tests for more than 160 inherited diseases in just one test.
In October 2018, we expanded our products further and launched a cat version of Foresight Health and launched our new flagship product: Discovery. Discovery is a dog DNA test that delivers more information about your dog than you could imagine. In addition to using research-grade techniques to discover insights into your dog's breed and health risks, it enables us to carry out research to help dogs in the future.