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Saving Human & Animal Lives

The CSU VDL plays a major role in a statewide, national and global animal and zoonotic disease surveillance system that seeks to protect the health of livestock, companion animals, and the general public.

As part of state and federal surveillance programs, the CSU VDL is a member of the Laboratory Response Network, and works in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public health and Environment and the Centers for Disease Control.

The laboratory assists the USDA, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, and the Colorado Department of Agriculture with surveillance for a number of agents, including:

  • Avian influenza virus

  • Chronic wasting disease

We are one of only seven laboratories in the nation approved by the USDA to test for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease).

Contact Us:

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

Our address has changed! We are still in the same building but the address has been updated:
FedEx/UPS Shipping Address (physical address):

2450 Gillette Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80526

(970) 297-1281

(970) 297-0320

Sample Submission Address & Information

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27847 Road 21 Rocky Ford, Colo. 81067
Phone: (719) 254-6382
Fax: (719) 254-6055

Western Slope Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
3164 B 1/2 Road Grand Junction, Colo. 81503
Phone: (970) 243-0673
Fax: (970) 242-0003