AZVDL building

About US

The Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is a part of the Office for Research, Innovation and Impact at the University of Arizona. It is accredited for all species by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians and is a member of the United States Department of Agriculture's National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN).

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 AZVDL is located at
2831 N. Freeway,
Tucson AZ 85705-5021
Business Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5PM


A refrigerator is located on the north side of the laboratory for specimen drop-off between 6 AM and 8 PM seven days a week including holidays.

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