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.
*NEW* Beginning July 1, 2019 an additional biohazard charge will be applied to any specimen requiring extra processing due to improper packaging. Please visit the available tests tab for specific sample collection protocol.
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.