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Mission Statement


The Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (CVMDL) strives to safeguard animal and human health by providing excellence in veterinary diagnostic laboratory services, professional expertise and collaboration with state and federal agencies to detect and monitor diseases important to animal and human health and detect newly emerging diseases. We are committed to providing current, timely and personalized expert service to our client veterinarians, animal owners, producers, academic collaborators and partner agencies. As part of the University of Connecticut's Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, the CVMDL strives to develop new approaches to disease identification, investigation, prevention and to contribute to the education of graduate, undergraduate, and post-doctoral students (including veterinarians) seeking advanced training in disease related studies.

Values: The CVMDL values its clientele, faculty, staff, residents and students. An atmosphere of honesty, integrity, cooperation, appreciation and personal attention is paramount in all of our activities. We value our professional relationships with clientele and colleagues and respect the confidentiality of our interactions. We strive to provide growth opportunities that bring out the best in our people, in order to provide the best in service to our clientele.

Vision: We strive to become the "Best Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab in the Business", incorporating the Land Grant Mission of Service, Teaching and Research into our daily practices.