About the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign provides a unique service to the citizens of Illinois through the referral diagnostic laboratory known as the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL). The VDL provides full-service, all-species diagnostic assistance to practicing veterinarians and their clientele. The VDL also utilizes the latest technology derived from research activities at the University, teaches graduate students and veterinary students diagnostic methods, and supports the research community of the college and university with its laboratory services. The VDL is a unique blend of public service, teaching, and research that serves both the citizens of the state and the university research and teaching communities.
The VDL at the University of Illinois provides faculty and staff composed of discipline specialists, including: pathologists, clinical pathologists, histotechnologists, microbiologists, virologists, immunologists, parasitologists, and serologists. Many also have one or more particular species and/or organ specialties to offer a well rounded approach to diagnostic medicine with considerable depth. Frequent in-laboratory consulting on cases occurs in providing the best possible diagnostic service.