Better care for your patients is in their DNA
Actionable health insights
With testing for 250+ genetic health risks and detailed breed mix results included, prepare for — and even prevent — illnesses before they arise.
Designed to be read by a medical professional (because it’s written by our veterinary geneticists), the report you receive for each patient provides high-level overviews, in-depth clinical guidance, and what to do with the information, including:
- How to interpret the results
- Background on the identified health risks
- Clinical signs
- Age of onset of clinical signs or symptoms
- Penetrance and additional impact on phenotype
- Follow-up diagnostics to consider
- Treatment and management options
- References to learn more
A custom veterinary report for each patient
June Bug Smith
3 y/o - SF
Genetic Age: 12 human years
Predicted Adult Weight: 18 lbs
34% Austrailian Cattle Dog
18% Miniature Pinscher
2 Increased Risk Results
MDR1 Drug Sensitivity
How to interpret this result
June Bug has two copies of this codominant variant in the ABCB1 gene. Dogs that inherit two abnormal copies (homozygous) will produce no normal p-glycoprotein and will be most strongly affected. Dogs that inherit only one abnormal copy of the ABCB1 gene (heterozygous) can show some effects though they will be less severely impacted because some normal p-glycoprotein will still be produced.
Empower your entire staff to incorporate genetic screening with an easy-to-use dashboard designed for animal hospitals. Quickly add new patients, check the status of swabs being processed (or order more), and see who has results ready.
How it works
Your practice is in control. Collect a saliva sample in hospital with a simple 30-second cheek swab.
Reports come directly to you. Review the data as your schedule allows, avoiding owners emailing or bringing their own results unexpectedly.
You aren’t on your own to figure it out. With tailored recommendations and decision support from Embark's veterinary geneticists, create customized care plans and treatments for each patient.
“If I had this ability 12 years ago, we could have gotten ahead of it...”
“We had a black lab mix who’s skin problems had gotten so bad, that the owners were considering euthanasia. If we had genetic testing at the start to indicate a high risk for Ichthyosis, we would have been able to prevent 12 years of heartache, frustration, and thousands of dollars worth of testing. Embark now provides an opportunity to prevent all of those things in the future.”
– Dr. Sharon Minninger Senior Staff Medical Director + Lead Veterinarian, Telford Veterinary Hospital
How veterinarians can use canine genetic health test results
Continued education designed for you
Free RACE-approved CE
Keep your credentials current and stay on the cutting edge of veterinary genetics. Read case studies of clinical applicability and learn how genetics science means better care for your patients.
Meet our veterinary geneticists who are available every step of the way to help you build customized clinical care plans based on patients’ unique genetic results.
Dr. Jenna Dockweiler
Dr. Kari Cueva
Dr. Kari Cueva, DVM, is the Senior Manager of Veterinary Genetics at Embark. She started with Embark in 2019 and her primary role is to expand our health testing capabilities. She is a 2011 graduate of the University of California, Davis College of Veterinary Medicine. Her research background includes four years in canine genetics with Dr. Mark Neff, and genetics fellowships at Cornell University and the National Institutes of Health. She continues to practice emergency medicine at a local animal hospital. Dr. Cueva enjoys spending time with her two kids, hiking with her German Shorthaired Pointer, and fixing up her house.
Dr. Casey Carl
Dr. Casey Carl, DVM is a 2008 graduate of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. As a clinician in his early career, Dr. Carl found himself frustrated by inherited diseases and the challenges that they posed for veterinarians, breeders, and pet owners. As a result, Dr. Carl began his journey into the canine genetics industry in 2013 and has recently joined the talented team at Embark. Dr. Carl has significant interest and experience in the application of genetic test results for clinical veterinary practice, breeding, and pet ownership. He is driven by the desire to prevent unnecessary canine suffering and to improve the clinical outcomes of dogs affected by inherited diseases. Dr. Carl spends his spare time jogging, watching documentaries, and enjoying blues music.