Dr. Angela  Hughes

Dr. Angela Hughes


Angela M. Hughes DVM, PhD serves as Veterinary Geneticist for Mars Veterinary where she developed a new analysis to genetically align potential breeding dogs – Optimal Selection™. She is also involved in several canine genetics studies and on-going development of the Wisdom Panel® canine ancestry tests. Dr. Hughes completed her DVM, veterinary genetics residency, PhD in genetics, and held an associate clinical professor position at the University of California, Davis. She has been published in multiple academic publications including JAVMA, contributed chapters in Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Practice: Pediatrics and Large Animal Internal Medicine 5th Ed., and presented at several major veterinary conferences. Dr. Hughes’ special interests include small animal and equine genetics and small animal reproduction and pediatrics.