At Vidium, our number one goal is to help guide you and your veterinary team through the challenge of managing your pet’s cancer diagnosis. We believe that genomics has an important role to play as an adjunct to veterinary care. We work with the veterinary healthcare team to inform the journey from diagnosis to treatment outcome.
When your beloved pet is diagnosed with cancer, it can be a scary time during which solid answers are elusive. More information can help guide difficult decisions. With your veterinarian, Vidium’s state-of-the-art genomic diagnostic assay can help maximize the information available to you by identifying the genetic changes in your pet’s tumor. This information can be used by your veterinarian to better understand your pet’s diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment options.
Vidium is a company led by veterinarians, and we consider ourselves part of the wider animal health team. Our goal is to provide diagnostic capabilities only dreamed about previously. We also understand that genetics, genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics is complicated, and even the most motivated clinical team can’t be expected to keep up with all the information. Don’t worry, that’s where we come in. Our team not only understands the science, but also understands that it is our responsibility to deliver that science in a way that is clear, understandable and actionable. We’re always available by phone to discuss a case or a report and love doing so.
We partner with your pathologist to get as much information about the patient’s tumor as possible. By using the latest in genomics science, we can learn more about what is driving a tumor than meets the eye, refining a diagnosis by understanding the genetic changes.
Our scientists will use their expertise as well as our state-of-the-art Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) equipment to extract the DNA from the tumor sample, check it for quality and quantity, sequence the DNA, and then analyze it for alterations. The alterations will then be matched to our proprietary knowledge database to yield the very latest information about potential treatment options.
Two reports will be delivered to the ordering veterinarian (as pdf files) 9–12 days after the sample arrives at Vidium labs. There will be a complete report as well as a simplified, truncated report suitable for sharing with clients.
Vidium’s diagnostic tests can inform your veterinarian about what mutations might exist within that tumor, what is driving the tumor’s growth, and what treatments might be effective to help make your dog well again.