Collect and Freeze Semen

We are a freezing center for Zoetis. We do store semen at our facility. If you are going to be using us in the near future for your dog's reproductive needs, you can go ahead and have semen shipped to us. However please let us know that you are having semen shipped prior to shipping it to us. 

Please contact us for the Collect and Freeze requirements and process. Each collection has to be scheduled in advance, and collections are only done first thing in the mornings. The process takes about 6 hours, even though the collected dog is only in the office for about 30 minutes. 

Collect & Freeze Information: 

Q. What do I need to do to collect semen on my stud dog?

A. That's an easy one! Just call our office at the number listed and we can make you an appointment. Collections for freezing must be done at 9am, no later. It takes 6 hours to take semen thru the freezing process; however the dog is only here for about 20-30 minutes.

Q. What will I need to bring to my appointment?

A. You will need to bring the following:

  1. You are required to bring your AKC or other registration papers verifying that you are a current owner of the stud. (for unregistered dogs this does not apply)
  2. You will need a copy of your DNA Profile, or we can collect the DNA sample and send it in for an additional fee.
  3. You will need a current Brucellosis test.
  4. A semen freezing contract must be completed, since we are a freezing center for Zoetis.

Q. What if I want to send my stud with an agent for collection?

A. Please provide that person with all the items above and payment. Please note that the semen contract MUST be signed by the STUD DOG OWNER. The semen will be collected and stored in Stud owners' name.

Q. Can I let someone else collect my stud and let them own the semen?

A. Yes and No. Semen Ownership can be transferred to persons, not listed as an owner on the registration papers. The semen will need to first be registered to the stud dog owner and then transferred to the new owner.

Q. Is there a cost for annual semen storage?

A. Yes, the annual storage fees are ~$120.00 per year.

Q. How do I arrange to ship my frozen semen?

A. Frozen semen shipping should be planned ahead of time. Please remember that there are a limited number of shipping tanks available for use. It takes 24 hours to charge a shipping dewar. Extra fees do apply for STAT charging and weekend/holiday deliveries.