Founded in 1988 by Dr. Paul Mennick
, after three years of back-to-back breeding season experience in New Zealand, California and Australia, "PIG
" is dedicated to providing all clients the very best possible fertility services, and to producing the very best possible quality frozen semen.
has volunteered his
time as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
, a non-profit organization dedicated to the public education and preservation of disappearing livestock breeds; and is working with zoos and consultants to assist in the preservation of endangered species, such as the onager and white rhinoceros.
In addition, special discounts and preservation programs are offered to all clients and organizations interested in pursuing reproductive work with any species considered rare and/or endangered.
Dr. Donald Peter, Board-Certified in Theriogenology (reproduction) is in charge of operations at the only bull-collection facility in the Pacific Northwest (Frontier Genetics, Hermiston, Oregon), and works with Dr. Mennick on various projects at Pacific International Genetics.
Continuing education is an important part of providing high quality services; Dr. Mennick
has attended all but one of the Society for Theriogenology annual meetings for the past fifteen years, and has given presentations at three of them.
Pacific International Genetics
welcomes all inquiries, and we will also attempt to answer questions of a general nature as time permits.
Please do not, however, ask us to diagnose or "prognose over the phone"; we cannot provide the best service to any patient without a detailed investigation of the patient's prior history, and quite possibly a hands-on physical examination.
Consultation regarding specific cases is available by telephone, fax, or e-mail.
also occasionally provides "expert witness" consultation.