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About the Western Slope Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

The Western Slope Laboratory provides a wide variety of testing services locally and provides handling of samples for all testing available through the CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory system.

The recent addition of Molecular Diagnostic (PCR) capabilities utilizing state-of-the-art equipment will allow us to expand our test offering as needed by submitting veterinarians and clients.

In the early 1980s, the Western Slope Laboratory, in conjunction with researchers at the CSU Fort Collins facility, developed an ELISA test for Brucella ovis. We continue to play a major role in Brucella ovis testing, receiving thousands of samples from throughout the United States for regulatory and herd management purposes.

This laboratory provides full necropsy capabilities for large and small animals alike. In addition, we offer histopathologic examination of surgical biopsies. The services are offered by a Board Certified Veterinary Pathologist. Consultation with fellow pathologists at the main laboratory is provided as well for difficult or problematic cases.

We are continually reviewing and upgrading personnel, equipment, and procedures in order to provide up-to-date cutting-edge diagnostics for Colorado's Western Slope.

We are conveniently located in Grand Junction, Colorado on 29 Road just south of the railroad overpass. Samples can be submitted by mail, UPS, FedEx, or local delivery (Kangaroo Express).

Stop by and visit the staff and see our newly improved capabilities.




Contact Us:

Western Slope Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
425 29 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81504
vdl_western_slope@colostate.edu

Phone:
(970) 243-0673

Fax:
(970) 242-0003

The lab is open M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.