Precision/Genomic Medicine for Domestic Cats

Reuben M. Buckley, Leslie A. Lyons

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3 Scopus citations


The era of Precision / Genomic Medicine has arrived and can improve the veterinary healthcare of companion animals. The goal of Precision / Genomic Medicine is to use an individual's DNA signature / profile to tailor their treatments of their specific health problems. Whole genome sequencing is now a cost-effective diagnostic tool, leading to the discovery of DNA variants associated with health outcomes. These DNA variants become genetic tests and can readily be applied to future cases of individuals with similar symptoms. This article addresses the current state of Precision Medicine in domestic cats and the implications for veterinary care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice
StateAccepted/In press - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Direct-to-consumer genetic testing
  • Genomic medicine
  • Precision medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals


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