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The Colorado State University Diagnostic Laboratories hold Laboratory Accreditation from the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD). The laboratory is a National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) member in Good Standing, a member of the Laboratory Response Network (LRN), and a member of FDA’s Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN). Our Rocky Ford laboratory is also a member of the Food Emergency Response Network (FERN).

  • compliance
    ​Read our six steps to help you understand the unique compliance requirements of testing for issues such as export testing. ​
  • lablines, sample submission
    ​Submission forms that arrive in our system without full information can hamper our goal to provide accurate and timely results, timely reporting and correct billing. Won’t you take a few moments of time to make sure you’re not neglecting these five simple steps to help us serve you better by getting us off to a better start?​
  • lablines
    Our new bacterial and fungal identification equipment, using MALDI-TOF technology, is able to give bacterial and mold identifications in 20 minutes or less from a database of over 29,000 different organisms.
  • avian influenza
    ​A highly pathogenic form of avian influenza is devastating poultry producers in the Midwest. Colorado has been spared, yet our resident expert cautions that commercial chicken and turkey growers – as well as people with backyard flocks – should take steps to prevent infection.  ​
  • rabbit fever
    Tularemia, or rabbit fever, is an infectious disease harbored by rabbits and spread by biting insects; it can sicken both pets and people. Testing at our Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories is helping to track cases in Colorado; learn more here about tularemia and steps to prevent disease.​​​



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Contact Us:

USPS Mailing Address:
200 West Lake Street
1644 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1644

FedEx/UPS Shipping Address:
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526

(970) 297-1281

(970) 297-0320

Sample Submission Address & Information

Rocky Ford Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
27847 Road 21
Rocky Ford, Colorado 81067

Western Slope Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
425 29 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81504