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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:

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​​​​​​​​​​​​