Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories (VDL)
The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is developing a Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) to service the Veterinary Health Centres, serve as an instructional resource for veterinary students, and provide increased research capabilities for the school and university.
The VDL is assembling a team of diagnostic specialists including a virologist, a parasitologist, an epidemiologist, three pathologists, and a bevy of skilled support staff. Major equipment procured includes a microscope with digital slide scanner, and haematology and serum chemistry analysers. The post mortem room has massive entry doors and equipment to facilitate the examination of the largest farm animals and most zoo animals.
Tests provided by the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory will include parasitologic exams, urinalyses, haematology, serum chemistries, immunochemistries, virology, bacteriology, serology, cytology, interpretation of biopsies, and post-mortem examinations.