The Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has branches in Logan (shown above) in northern Utah and in Nephi, near the center of the state. The central branch will relocate this winter to a facility currently under construction in Spanish Fork. The UVDL is a cooperative effort of Utah State University and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food.  

As one of the smaller AAVLD-accredited laboratories, the UVDL has just 21 staff members, eight of whom hold DVM or DVM/PhD degrees and board certification in their respective specialties.

Although small, the laboratory sponsors post-DVM residency training in veterinary pathology leading to board certification, and its faculty members teach in Utah State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

The laboratory serves an important segment of the state’s agricultural community as more than three quarters of Utah’s agricultural income is generated by livestock and livestock products, which originate from more than 16,000 farms. Milk and beef cattle are the largest contributors, followed closely by turkeys, eggs, swine and lambs. Fish (salmonids), mink pelts and honey are minor but diverse contributors. In total, animal agriculture infuses more than $1.1 billion annually into Utah’s economy.

In support of Utah’s animal agriculture, the UVDL offers services in anatomic and clinical pathology, bacteriology, molecular diagnostics, parasitology, serology and toxicology; the laboratory utilizes state of the art equipment including MALDI-TOF, mass spectroscopy, and robotic nucleic acid extraction and immunohistochemistry.

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