Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories (VDL)
The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) is a unit of the Veterinary Health Centres that provides veterinary diagnostic services. It is also an instructional resource for veterinary students and provides increased research capabilities for the school and university.
The VDL has a team of diagnostic specialists including a virologist, a parasitologist, an epidemiologist, three pathologists, a lab manager and skilled technical support staff.
Major equipment procurement is ongoing including 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 includes parasitologic exams, urinalyses, haematology, serum chemistries, immunochemistries, virology, bacteriology, serology, cytology, interpretation of biopsies, and post-mortem examinations.