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ANIMAL HEALTH LABORATORY SERVICES

With four modern facilities located throughout the Commonwealth, the Division of Animal and Food Industry Services’ animal health laboratory system provides regulatory and diagnostic testing for veterinarians, food manufacturers, agricultural animal producers, pet owners and other government program areas.

Our laboratories offer a wide range of services in bacteriology, serology, virology, parasitology, pathology, and molecular testing. We perform necropsies, bacteriological cultures, identification and sensitivity testing, hematology, parasitology, and histopathological examination of tissues. Consumers are also protected by the testing of raw milk products, meat and cheese, ice cream and water.

Laboratory employees work daily to diagnose livestock and poultry diseases. Keeping in close contact with farmers, veterinarians and state and federal agencies is vital to maintaining surveillance and control of infectious and contagious animal diseases.

Contact
Dr. Joe Garvin
Office of Laboratory Services
804.221.2543
joseph.garvin@vdacs.virginia.gov

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