Expertise Centre Genetics of Companion Animals

The Expertise Centre Genetics of Companion Animals (2014) is a research and education centre which focuses on hereditary diseases and congenital disorders of companion animals.

It contributes to improving the health of purebred dogs and cats in the Netherlands through quantification of disease incidence within populations and the application of modern DNA diagnostics.


The Expertise Centre works together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, the Royal Dutch Association of Veterinary Medicine (“KNMvD”) and the Dutch Cancer Association for Animals (“NKFD”). Within the faculty of Veterinary Medicine the Expertise Centre has collaborative partners at the Centre of Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine, the Veterinary Microbiological Diagnostic Centre (“VMDC”) and the Department of Animals in Science and Society (“DWM”).

The Expertise Centre also has a website for breeders and patient owners (in Dutch).