The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is a full-service, all-species lab that helps veterinarians across Illinois and beyond get to the bottom of their patients’ problems.
Did you know…?
The Zoological Pathology Program, located in the Chicago area, has earned an international reputation for excellence in diagnostic service, education of residents and veterinary students, contribution to worldwide conservation efforts, and original scholarship since its founding in 1993. It’s part of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory!
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory rapidly organized a facility to perform saliva-based testing that allowed the University of Illinois to safely resume on-campus activities in fall 2020. More than 2 million tests were performed in the first 9 months of the SHIELD program!
The laboratory is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians—an internationally recognized sign of quality. It’s also a member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, which works to detect biological threats to animal agriculture and protect public health and the nation’s food supply.