Guided by our mission to protect and promote animal and human health through early detection and monitoring emerging diseases and developing new diagnostic methods, the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory supports the swine program on education, research, and outreach.
Fully accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, the VDL provides quality diagnostic services for all animal species, including necropsy, bacteriology, clinical chemistry, electron microscopy, serology, endocrinology, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, virology, parasitology, molecular diagnostics, and toxicology.
A national leader in protecting animal and human health, the full-service laboratories at the VDL performs some 1.4 million procedures annually.
As part of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, the VDL trains future diagnosticians and veterinarians. The VDL is Minnesota’s only full-service laboratory for animal health diagnosis and is the official laboratory of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
VDL’s diagnostic services
"Service is our opportunity and obligation to help solve problems."
- Center for Animal Health and Food Safety
- Clinical Investigation Center
- Community Medicine Initiative
- John Fetrow Dairy Education Center
- Global One Health Initiative
- Leatherdale Equine Center
- Minnesota Urolith Center
- Secure Food Systems
- Swine Program
- The Raptor Center