Better care for your patients is in their DNA

Built by veterinarians, for veterinary professionals. Discover how genetic testing personalizes the care you already provide and the impact it can have on improving the lives of your patients.

Actionable health insights

With testing for 215+ 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

Patient Information

June Bug Smith

3 y/o - SF

Genetic Age: 12 human years

Predicted Adult Weight: 18 lbs

Client Information

Jane Smith

example@embarkvet.com

555-555-5555

Breed Results

48% Chihuahua

34% Austrailian Cattle Dog

18% Miniature Pinscher

June Bug Smith

Results completed on 10/28/2021

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.

How it works

  • Swab

    Your practice is in control. Collect a saliva sample in hospital with a simple 30-second cheek swab.

  • Plan

    Reports come directly to you. Review the data as your schedule allows, avoiding owners emailing or bringing their own results unexpectedly.

  • Treat

    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.

Want to learn more about genetic testing and how you can incorporate it into your practice?

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Whole-hospital management

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.

“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

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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.

Dedicated support

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. Jenna Dockweiler, MS, DVM, DACT, CCRT, CVAT, graduated from Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine with honors in 2014 and completed her small animal rotating internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in 2015. She then completed her comparative theriogenology residency at Cornell University in 2017 and became a diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists that year. She practiced small animal theriogenology and general practice for four years prior to becoming a veterinary geneticist with Embark Veterinary. In her spare time, Dr. Dockweiler enjoys photography, hiking, and competing in performance events and conformation with her Welsh Springer Spaniels.

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.