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The AZVDL is operating with modified sample submission procedures please see AZVDL COVID-19 OPERATIONS

University of Arizona Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and guidelines

FAQ on Companion Animal Coronavirus Testing AAVLD COVID-19 INFORMATION

Mission Statement

The AzVDL provides accurate and timely diagnostic assistance in animal health to veterinarians, animal owners, university researchers, and state and federal agencies.  The submission of specimens through practicing veterinarians is encouraged, but specimens are also accepted from owners.  AzVDL works closely with the office of the State Veterinarian, USDA A.V.I.C., Arizona Game and Fish Department, and other state and federal agencies.  This laboratory serves a diverse client base with submissions of wild animals, exotic zoo animals, pet animals, horses, and food producing animals.

The Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is a part of the Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension at The University of Arizona.  The AzVDL is accredited for all species by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.

Submitting to AzVDL

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User Guide

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The AAVLD COVID-19 Task Force has made statements on this subject relative to animal health laboratories.  Please visit the AAVLD website under a special COVID-19 tab for more information.


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