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Diagnostic Excellence

​The mission of the Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories is to provide timely, accurate, and pertinent animal disease diagnostic services to veterinarians, their clients, animal industries, and those responsible for the detection and prevention of disease in animals and diseases affecting public health.

The CSU VDL is composed of three laboratories located in Fort Collins, Grand Junction (Western Slope)​, and Rocky Ford. All of these laboratories are accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.

The CSU VDL is part of Colorado State University and the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

As such, the CSU VDL also contributes to research through new approaches to disease identification, investigation, and prevention; sharing scientific information through scholarly publication and outreach; and contributing to the education of professional veterinary medical, graduate, undergraduate, and post-doctoral students.

The CSU VDL is made up of a multidisciplinary faculty and staff representing specialists in various areas of expertise, including pathologists, bacteriologists, virologists, toxicologists, parasitologists, histotechnologists, bringing a breadth and depth to the diagnostic medicine services available.

The laboratory sends representatives to the Colorado Cattlemen´s Association and Colorado Livestock Association meetings. The laboratory personnel maintain membership with, annually attend, and participate in the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians meetings.

The Fort Collins and Rocky Ford Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories were recently recognized as approved laboratories in the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN).

Contact Us:

Fort Collins Diagnostic Laboratory

FedEx/UPS Shipping Address (physical address):
2450 Gillette Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80526

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

(970) 297-1281

(970) 297-0320

Rocky Ford Diagnostic Laboratory

27847 Road 21
Rocky Ford, CO 81067​

Phone: (719) 254-6382
Fax: (719) 254-6055​

Western Slope Diagnostic Laboratory

3164 B 1/2 Road
Western Slope, CO 81503

Phone: (970) 243-0673
Fax: (970) 242-0003​​​​​​​​​​​​