The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals was originally founded in 1966 with the purpose of decreasing the incidence of hip dysplasia in dogs. The organization has since expanded and its mission now is “to improve the health and well being of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic disease”. This is reflected by the broad range of databases and genetic testing including but not limited to: hip and elbow dysplasia, congenital heart disease, autoimmune thyroiditis, von Willebrand’s Disease, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy.