Theriogenology Services

We are excited to announce that Carol A. Margolis, DVM has joined the Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care to head up our Theriogenology Services (reproductive services) for cats and dogs. Dr. Margolis is a Medical Genetics resident at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists and is an active member of the Society for Theriogenology and The Theriogenology Foundation.

Through Penn Vet, Dr. Margolis has lectured on pediatrics, medical genetics, reproductions. Her published papers include “Neonatal Resuscitation” and “Congenital Peritoneopericardial Diaphragmatic Hernia in a Family of Persian Cats”. Having performed hundreds of theriogenological procedures, Dr. Margolis will be a great asset to Gold Coast.

Meet our Theriogenology Specialist Carol Margolis, DVM, DACT

Canine & Feline Reproductive Services for Breeders

Dr. Margolis and the reproductive team at Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care understand the importance of maximizing the success of each canine and feline breeding. We take great care to assist you with each step of the entire breeding process and are here to answer all your questions and assist you whenever needed.

  • OFA certification
    The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals ( is a breed registry/database for purebred animals. If you are intending to breed your animal, and it is a breed for which cardiac disease is known or suspected to be inherited, you should have your animal screened for cardiac disease prior to breeding.

Pre-Breeding Evaluation

Prior to breeding your canine or feline, we recommend performing the appropriate health tests for your breed. Healthy cats and dogs have improved fertility and better conception rates. If there are any health issues, we will address them pro-actively. The following pre-breeding evaluation tests are available from the Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care:

  • Breeding Soundness Evaluation
  • Male/Female Infertility Diagnostics
  • OFA Testing for Joint Dysplasia/Abnormalities
  • Brucellosis Testing for Canine-Specific STDs
  • Hereditary Disease Awareness
  • LH Testing (females)
  • Complete Semen Evaluation (males)

Reproductive Services

Our state-of-the art canine and feline reproductive services include:

  • Semen Collection, Evaluation, Chilling/Freezing & Shipping
  • With Assistance For National or International Shipments (USDA Certified Vets on Staff)
  • Infertility Problem Solving
  • Ovulation Timing
  • OFA Certification
  • Artificial Insemination (AI)
  • Pregnancy Diagnosis and Management
  • High-Risk Pregnancy Management
  • C-Sections
  • Whelping Assistance & Neonatal Care
  • Early Pediatric Care with The Neonatal
  • Storing Capabilities

If you have any questions about Gold Coast’s Reproductive Services or questions about breeding your canine or feline, please give us a call at (631) 923-2530.


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