Dr. Melissa Cox is the Scientific Lead at CAG GmbH – Center for Animal Genetics, a Germany company specialized in genetic testing of horses, dogs, and cats. She directs CAG’s diagnostic testing service and research programs. Growing up in rural Canada, Dr. Cox developed an early love for animals and interest in animal breeding and training. She enjoys consulting with and educating animal breeders, studbooks, and veterinarians to help them improve breeding programs and animal welfare. She has lived in Germany since 2011 and has served as the Industry Representative for the Horse Study Commission of the EAAP since 2016.