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In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day, the OVDL will be closed on January 17, 2022. Please plan your testing needs accordingly.


OVDL Shipping Rates Update 12-14-2021:

Due to recent updates, the OVDL is once again able to provide discounted flat-rate shipping using pre-addressed UPS shipping labels.

Shipping rates for OVDL pre-addressed UPS shipping labels

Next Day Delivery

       Recommended for most specimens


Second Day Delivery


Shipping from Out of State


The shipping rates listed above will be honored for all pre-addressed UPS shipping labels, including those previously provided to you.

To obtain pre-addressed UPS shipping labels, please submit the Supply Order Form: https://vetmed.oregonstate.edu/sites/vetmed.oregonstate.edu/files/f-bus-5.5_supply_order_form_final_3.pdf   or contact us at 541-737-3261 or vet.diagnostic@oregonstate.edu  

Be sure to specify the number of each label type, ‘Next Day’ or ‘Second Day’ when requesting labels.

We apologize for the disruption this has caused and thank you for your patience while we navigated shipping contracts.



   Rabies Testing


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.

**As a reminder the diagnostic laboratory is open for sample drop off from 8am to 5pm Monday thru Friday but cannot accept cases after hours, on weekends or holidays.  The OVDL does have pathologists on-call after hours, weekends and holidays and have discretion to accept an emergency case (e.g., emergency herd health, food safety, public health/human health) although, if accepted during after hours, weekends or holidays there is an additional fee of $75. Call 541-737-3261 to be connected with the pathologist on-call. 

**Please note the diagnostic laboratory does not accept live animals for necropsy.


We are currently in the process of updating our website and it has come to our attention that some of the information listed is incorrect. Please contact us if you have questions related to our testing services. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve the issue. 541-737-3261

SARS-CoV-2 Testing of Animals

SARS-CoV-2 testing of animals must be approved by the Oregon State Veterinarian in consultation with the Oregon State Public Health Veterinarian. Submissions will not be accepted by the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory unless approved.

Additional guidance can be found at: https://www.oregon.gov/oda/shared/Documents/Publications/AnimalHealth/SARSCoV2VetGuidance.pdf?

The test request form is available at: https://www.oregon.gov/oda/shared/Documents/Publications/AnimalHealth/SARSCoV2VetRequest.pdf