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VDL Client Services is Here for You

Our Client Services team is here to help you through the entire process from sample submission to acquisition of results. We serve as a vital link in the communication between various sections of the laboratory and you – our client. This section is responsible for:

  • Accessioning and routing samples
  • Data entry of cases
  • Billing and general reception for clients, both in-person and over the phone
  • Sending & tracking samples referred to other laboratories
  • Prices
  • Sample requirements or appropriateness
  • Reporting of results
  • Shipping options
  • Expected results times
  • Referral tests
  • Requests for supplies (e.g., user’s guide, forms, histopathology mailers, federal express air bills, media, and others).


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

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​​​​​​