At Mt. Diablo Veterinary Medical Center we offer a wide range of pre-breeding sevices including pre-breeding consultation/evaluation, brucellosis testing, progesterone testing, artificial insemination, semen collection, and OFA certification.
OFA or Orthopedic Foundation of America evaluates animals for genetic disorders such as hip/elbow dysplasia. Usually the certification is done prior to the animal being bred so that genetic disorders are not passed on to any offspring. In order to perform a thorough evaluation, the OFA requires radiographs to be taken by a licensed veterinarian. The radiographs are then sent to the OFA for evaluation.