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Welcome to the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

The Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) 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, MSU VDL 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 MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 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.

Spring 2017 Newsletter
News Archives

Each issue of Diagnostic News, the MSU VDL quarterly newsletter for clients, offers diagnostic- and disease-related information and articles for practitioners, as well as VDL business tips and updates for clinic staff.

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Archives of past newsletters are still available.

MSU VDL Hosts Grandparents University Class
The MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory was excited to represent the College of Veterinary Medicine at the 2017 MSU Grandparents University program on June 28th. The MSU VDL hosted a group of 50 enthusiastic grandparents and grandchildren who had a chance to learn about bacteria, blood, parasites, and foods that are toxic to dogs. They also got to dissect raptor casts and examine pathology specimens. Fun!

Check out the cool photos of the children, grandparents, and our faculty and staff having a great time being animal disease detectives.

Holiday Hours - 4th of July
The MSU VDL will be closed on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4. To avoid delay of your testing requests, please keep this in mind when shipping specimens.

The Clinical Pathology laboratory, located in the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC), will be open on July 4 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to help support the VMC's 24/7/365 service.

Thank you for choosing us for your veterinary diagnostic needs. Have a safe and happy holiday!

DCPAH to Become the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
We are changing our name! We will still be the same laboratory trusted by veterinarians for over 40 years, but we will have a new name. Effective June 1, 2017, we will be the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. In addition, we were recently promoted to a Level 1 NAHLN laboratory. Read more about these exciting developments in the new issue of our newsletter, Diagnostic News.

You will begin seeing our new logo and name on documents and in our facility in June. We aim to make this process as seamless as possible for our clients, but we appreciate your patience as we work to complete this transition.
AAVLD Fully accredited by the
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
through December 31, 2017
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