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Welcome to the DCPAH

The Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH) is a full-service veterinary diagnostic laboratory offering more than 800 tests in 11 service sections. In the more than 30 years since its inception, DCPAH has become one of the country's premier veterinary diagnostic laboratories, handling more than 220,000 cases involving approximately 1.5 million tests annually.

The Michigan State University Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health is an invaluable professional resource, making quality, trusted, and comprehensive veterinary diagnostics widely available. Income from the laboratory is reinvested in teaching, research, and outreach for the purpose of protecting human and animal welfare domestically and around the world.

Winter 2014 Newsletter
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The DCPAH quarterly newsletter for clients is back! It has a new look, a new name, and the same great content you've come to expect from our experts. Check out Diagnostic News for diagnostic- and disease-related information and articles for practitioners, and DCPAH business tips and updates for clinic staff.

Archives of our past DCPAHealth News are still available.

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Holiday Hours: December & January
DCPAH is committed to providing service to our clients year-round. Our 2014 holiday hours are:

Wednesday, December 24 -- DCPAH will close at 3:00 PM
Thursday, December 25 -- CLOSED
Friday, December 26 -- 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday, December 27 -- Regular Saturday hours

Wednesday, December 31 -- DCPAH will close at 3:00 PM
Thursday, January 1 -- CLOSED
Friday, January 2 -- 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday, January 3 -- Regular Saturday hours

DCPAH will close early on Wednesday 12/24 and 12/31, but essential staffing levels will be maintained to ensure test set-up and reporting of results are not impacted. Deceased animal drop-off will be available and after hours fees will not be assessed until after 5:30 PM.

During limited hours on Friday 12/26 and 1/2, building access and Client Service telephone lines will be available and our Receiving/Order Entry staff will be working to ensure your incoming specimens are handled promptly and efficiently. Please note that this will impact test schedules throughout the lab.

Thank you for choosing the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health. We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving 2014
Thursday, November 27 -- CLOSED
Friday, November 28 -- 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 29 -- Regular Saturday hours

During Friday's limited hours, building access and Client Service telephone lines will be available and our Receiving/Order Entry staff will be working to ensure your incoming specimens are handled promptly and efficiently. Please note that this will impact test schedules throughout the lab.
AAVLD Fully accredited by the
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
through December 31, 2017
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