Table Talk by Neogen - Personalized Wellness with Canine DNA Testing

November 02, 2020

Providing optimal care for canines is what you do best. But there is a way to take that care even further! Did you know with the insight of genomics, you can deliver more personalized care to the dogs you see? Join Dr. Lindsey Kock and Lauren Thorne from the Neogen® Genomics team in the Table Talk, Personalized Wellness with Canine DNA Testing.

Our speakers will discuss:

  • Recent DNA trends in canines
  • Utilizing genomics to assess canine health and behavior better
  • How implementing genomics can strengthen your practice
  • How genomics can successfully map a canine’s health journey

RACE certified webinar – This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.


Dr. Lindsey Kock – Market Development Manager, Neogen

Dr. Lindsey Kock is the Market Development Manager for Companion Animal Genomics at Neogen, based in Lincoln, Nebraska.

As a veterinarian, Lindsey is passionate about developing enhanced genomic testing to better understand and manage the heritable risk for common health conditions in animals. She has seen firsthand the adverse consequences of poorly understood and managed inherited conditions in dogs and other animals.

Lindsey believes educating health care providers and pet owners on how to understand and apply genetic risk information is critical to providing personalized veterinary care — and a better quality of life for companion animals.

Lindsey is a native of Seward, Nebraska, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Doane University with a major in biology and minor in chemistry. She then completed her DVM through the Iowa State University/University of Nebraska-Lincoln Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine with two years of study at UNL and the second two years at Iowa State.

Prior to joining Neogen in 2015, Dr. Kock spent three years in mixed animal practice at Southern Hills Veterinary Services in southwest Iowa and was awarded the Iowa Vet Med Association’s “Rising Star” award. Lindsey lives in Omaha with her husband Evan, daughter Adelyn, and two dogs, Hera and Riggs.

Lauren Throne – Companion Animal Sales and Education Manager, Neogen

Lauren Thorne is the Companion Animal Sales and Education Manager at Neogen Genomics, based in her home in San Angelo, Texas.

In her role, Lauren helps educate veterinarians and their clients on the benefits of genomic testing and how best to implement this advanced animal care technology into their practices. Lauren is passionate about preventative care to help animals live their best lives, and assisting veterinarians to grow their businesses through personalized wellness initiatives.

Prior to joining Neogen, Lauren gained experience and perspective working for Boehringer Ingelheim and Elanco Animal Health, both as a companion animal territory manager in Texas.

Lauren earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in agricultural communication from Texas A&M University. Lauren lives in San Angelo with her husband Jake, daughter Charlotte, and their menagerie of animals.



Category: Webinars, Companion Animal, Veterinary, Companion Animal Genetic Traits & Conditions