Penn Vet | Medical Genetics & Pediatrics
New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Medical Genetics & Pediatrics

The Section of Medical Genetics was founded in 1970 and has focused on the study of naturally occurring genetic diseases of companion animals.
Mother Cat and Kitten
The section is dedicated to pursuing clinical and laboratory research on hereditary diseases of companion animals to better understand the disease processes and to develop novel therapeutic approaches.

The section offers opportunities in education and training of veterinarians, graduate researchers, and students in all aspects of comparative medical genetics through courses, clinical rotations, residencies, fellowships, seminars and publications.

Our Research & Clinical Team

Our research faculty and clinical team comprises faculty, clinicians, clinical residents, research fellows, and staff, all dedicated to the highest standards.

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Our Services


Medical Genetics

Our medical geneticists are dedicated to the pursuit of clinical and laboratory diagnoses of inherited diseases in pediatric and adult companion animals.

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Young cat at Penn Vets Ryan Hospital

Small Animal Pediatrics

Along with providing preventative health care, we diagnose and treate disorders unique to puppies and kittens.

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Giger Hematology Lab

Diagnostic Services

PennGen is a genetic testing facility operated through Penn Vet's Section of Medical Genetics, offering routine testing for a variety of genetic diseases, metabolic screening for inborn errors of metabolism, and a number of other diagnostic genetic services.

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