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  • skunk, rabies, pet health
    Rabies is rising in Colorado, and skunks are contributing to the spike in confirmed cases of this fatal infectious disease. Our Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories are testing for the disease, and our veterinarians provide advice for preventing rabies infection in dogs, cats, horses and livestock.​
  • 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.​​
  • 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. 
  • 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?​
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Mailing Address:
200 West Lake Street
1644 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1644

Phone:
(970) 297-1281

Fax:
(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
vdl_western_slope@colostate.edu