Welcome to the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

The Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) is a full-service veterinary diagnostic laboratory offering more than 800 tests in 11 service sections. In the more than 30 years since its inception, MSU VDL has become one of the country's premier veterinary diagnostic laboratories, handling more than 220,000 cases involving approximately 1.5 million tests annually.

The MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is an invaluable professional resource, making quality, trusted, and comprehensive veterinary diagnostics widely available. Income from the laboratory is reinvested in teaching, research, and outreach for the purpose of protecting human and animal welfare domestically and around the world.

Fall 2017 Newsletter
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Each issue of Diagnostic News, the MSU VDL quarterly newsletter for clients, offers diagnostic- and disease-related information and articles for practitioners, as well as VDL business tips and updates for clinic staff.

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New Fees in Effect January 1, 2018
The MSU VDL will have new fees effective January 1, 2018. To offer our clients the most stable pricing possible, we review our fee structure every two years. Overall, fees will increase approximately 5% with some variation from test to test. While many test prices have increased, a significant number remain the same, and a few have decreased.

As always, we do not charge accession or out-of-state fees for any service. We make every effort to price our services fairly and competitively for our clients.

Our test catalog still reflects current prices. These prices will apply to all samples collected prior to January 1. The new prices will appear in the test catalog when they go into effect and our new fee schedule will be posted as soon as it is available.

We remain committed to providing our clients the core diagnostics, innovative solutions, and expert service they've come to expect from our laboratory. Thank you for continuing to choose the MSU VDL for your diagnostic testing needs.

MSU VDL Holiday Hours
November 2017
Thursday, 11/23 - Thanksgiving - CLOSED
Friday, 11/24 - University holiday - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
[Clinical Pathology, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.]
Saturday, 11/25 - Regular Saturday hours - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

December 2017
Monday, 12/25 - CLOSED
Tuesday, 12/26 - University holiday - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

January 2018
Monday, 1/1 - CLOSED
Tuesday, 1/2 - University holiday - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

During limited hours on University holidays (11/24, 12/26, 1/2), building access and Client Service telephone lines will be available and our Receiving/Order Entry staff will be working to ensure your incoming specimens are handled promptly and efficiently. Please note that this will impact test schedules throughout the lab.

Thank you for choosing the MSU VDL. We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!
AAVLD Fully accredited by the
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
through December 31, 2022
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