The Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (OVDL) is a public-supported facility providing a full range of animal disease diagnostic services to veterinarians, livestock producers, pet owners, and biomedical researchers. We work closely with local, state, and federal agencies, supporting their programs in animal and public health. The Laboratory is a member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, providing surveillance and response testing for foreign animal diseases in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture. We are committed to high quality assurance, providing accurate results in a timely fashion, emphasizing communication between diagnosticians and our diverse clientele, and addressing the changing needs of that clientele.
02/15/18 NOTICE: Large Animal Weekend/After Hours Post Mortem Deliveries to OVDL. Beginning March 15, 2018, large animal carcasses for post mortem (necropsy) at the OVDL will be received only during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 8 - 5) and will no longer be accepted on evenings, weekends and holidays. Small animals and other diagnostic samples will be received as in the past; this announcement only pertains to large animal carcasses (cattle, horses, camelids, sheep, goats, pigs). Funding and staffing considerations and increasing case submissions make it impractical to continue to provide this service outside of regular business hours. The OVDL will continue to provide after-hours emergency necropsy service in the case of acute disease outbreaks/mortalities in large animal species. The after-hours contact number for these emergency cases is 541-737-3261. Thank you for your understanding.
10/27/17 Leptospirosis Alert - The OVDL has detected leptospirosis in several sea lions along the Oregon Coast.
10/25/17 Bluetongue Alert - The OVDL has detected bluetongue virus in a flock of sheep in the Willamette Valley. Here are some anwers to Frequently Asked Questions.
11/18/16 Lungworm Alert - Lungworms are considered an emerging disease world-wide and over the past few years, the OVDL has observed an increase in lungworm-positive submissions.