• Canine Flu in Minnesota

    Canine Influenza has resurfaced in Minnesota in 2017 and is on the Minnesota Board of Health list of reportable diseases.

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  • Changes at the MPTL

    There are some exciting changes at the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in Willmar, MN. The lab has added PCR testing, a courier service, and an avian pathologist - Dr. Saad Gharaibeh. Read more about Dr. Gharaibeh and the other changes at MPTL.

  • VDL Annual Report for 2016 Now Available

    The Annual Report for the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory can be found by clicking here

  • Project involving VDL faculty and staff wins prestigious award

    Dr. Anibal Armién and Jan Shivers, VDL Histology section head, along with several other researchers from the University of Minnesota co-authored a publication on equine shivers which won the prestigious Davis-Thompson Foundation Journal award for best article in the journal Veterinary Pathology for the year 2016. 

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  • MPTL Grand Opening

    The Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory grand opening was held on September 22, 2016. MPTL and Board of Animal Health staff participated in the ribbon cutting.

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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.