St. Paul Facility

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.

Regular business hours     

Monday - Friday
7:45 am - 4:30 pm CST
Holiday schedule (including PRRSV boar stud testing days)


  • Temporary parking for VDL 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

After-hours submissions

Samples may be submitted anytime outside of regular VDL business hours at the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) address:

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

The VMC is open 24/7 and will refrigerate samples to be delivered to the 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.