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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 2018 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 Spring/Summer Holiday Hours
The MSU VDL will be closed on the spring/summer holidays listed below due to lack of U.S. Mail and commercial delivery service (UPS, FedEx, DHL). To avoid delay of your testing requests, please keep this in mind when shipping specimens. For advice on shipping time or temperature sensitive samples around these holidays, please contact the laboratory.

Memorial Day - May 28, 2018 (Monday)
Fourth of July - July 4, 2018 (Wednesday)
Labor Day - September 23, 2018 (Monday)

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

Thank you for choosing the MSU VDL for your veterinary diagnostic needs. We wish you safe and happy holidays!

Dedicated Phone Number for MSU VDL Clients Using UPS
Attention UPS users! We now have a dedicated telephone number for our clients to streamline getting your VDL packages picked up. Simply call 1-800-823-7459 and you will be connected with a UPS representative. You will be asked for the tracking number as well as pick up information (e.g. clinic name, address, and what time your package will be ready).

If UPS comes to your clinic on a daily basis you may also give the package to your UPS driver or drop it off at any UPS location--whatever works best for you! Search for the site closest to you here: https://www.ups.com/dropoff.

For more information on using our shipping solutions with UPS overnight return delivery, please see:

- Instructions for Biopsy Mailer
- Instructions for Insulated Mailer
- Instructions for Small Mailer
AAVLD Fully accredited by the
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
through December 31, 2022
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