The UMN VDL uses the latest technology to characterize disease-causing agents.
Tracy Otterson and others in the VDL PCR lab are working with staff from the Minnesota National Guard mobile laboratory to prepare for the possibility of another outbreak of avian influenza.
Jerry Torrison appointed Director of the VDL
A former College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member and diagnostician, Torrison earned his DVM and PhD degrees at the University of Minnesota.
Nick Phelps and Michelle Trudeau-Spanjers at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory are helping to combat food fraud by determining if the genetic identity of fish sold in grocery stores and restaurants matches how the fish are labeled and sold.
Breaking Ground at MPTL
The Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory, a part of the UMN VDL located in Willmar Minnesota, broke ground on a major expansion project.
The University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) serves veterinarians, scientists, educators, companion animal owners, and the livestock and poultry industry by identifying and monitoring emerging diseases and developing new diagnostic methods.
Fully accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, the VDL provides quality diagnostic services for all animal species, including necropsy, bacteriology, clinical chemistry, electron microscopy, serology, endocrinology, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, virology, parasitology, molecular diagnostics, and toxicology.
Business hours: Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST