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St. Paul Facility


The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is located on the corner of Gortner and Commonwealth Avenues on the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus. The Laboratory receiving area and client parking are on Gortner Avenue.


Address:Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota
1333 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108-1098

Directions and Maps:

Map of St. Paul campus

Driving directions



(612) 625-8787
(800) 605-8787

Fax:(612) 624-8707


Regular Business Hours After-Hours Submission

Monday - Friday

7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(central time zone)

Samples may be submitted anytime outside of regular VDL business hours at the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) address below. VMC is open 24/7 and will refrigerate samples to be delivered to VDL at the start of the following business day.

For Saturday deliveries, please use either FedEx or UPS. Do NOT use the United States Postal Service.

Veterinary Medical Center,
emergency receiving
c/o Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota
1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108


Click here for our current holiday schedule (including PRRSV boar stud testing days).



Nearest Parking 

  • Temporary parking for Diagnostic Laboratory clients is available at the VDL building, under the walkover.
  • Gortner Avenue Ramp
  • Meters are located on Fitch Avenue


  • Handicap accessible via East side
  • Elevator
  • Adapted restrooms


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