Dr. Chris Menges | Basepaws

In This Episode

Human genetic testing – to learn more about their family’s origins, for example – has significantly increased in popularity over the last several years, but it’s often seen as just a fun curiosity. What if you were to give a pet a DNA test – and it could help you not only learn more about their breed, but any conditions or illnesses they may be predisposed to?

This week on the Veterinary Innovation Podcast, Shawn and Ivan chat with Dr. Chris Menges, the Chief Veterinary Officer at Basepaws, about cat DNA tests, the biggest barrier to genetic testing, and the importance of considering long-term health.

Dr. Menges recommends Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Monroe.

Topics Covered

  • Applications of Genetic Testing in the Veterinary Clinic
  • The Biggest Barrier to Genetic Testing
  • The Importance of a Long-Term Perspective