OFA and PennHip Certification

Common OFA Testing

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Thyroid
  • Patellas
  • Basic and Advanced Cardiac
  • CAER

Preliminary testing can be done and submitted to OFA prior to 2 years old. Official OFA testing must be done after 2 years old. Please see the OFA website (offa.org) for more information, tests available, and tests recommended by breed.

PennHIP Method:

PennHIP is a method for evaluating hip dysplasia in dogs, which can be performed much earlier (at 16 weeks of age). PennHip requires sedation and involves x-raying your dog’s hips in three different positions to measure how loose the joints are and determine the presence or likelihood of osteoarthritis.