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 Economic Affairs, the KNMvD/GGG and the Dutch kennel club ‘Raad van Beheer op Kynologisch Gebied’. It also collaborates with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine’s Centre for Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine.

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