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Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

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Parking Lot Closures and Detours beginning December 18th

In order to maintain University operations, and support future growth of the Storrs campus in line with the University Master Plan, it is necessary to repair and upgrade the numerous utilities that are located underneath and adjacent to North Eagleville Road, and improve the overall safety and appearance of the corridor.

Please note: Client parking spaces are available between the Torey Life Science building and the Atwater Laboratory. Three parking spaces have been allotted to CVMDL clients. For clients who have been to the laboratory before, this is a movement of parking from between the Atwater Laboratory and the Chemistry building to the opposite side of the Atwater Laboratory.

Restricted access to the necropsy room unloading area will be maintained during this phase of construction. For large stock trailers we ask that you go directly to the necropsy unloading area located within the construction gates in the Chemistry/Atwater side of the building. Only these vehicles should go directly to the unloading area. Call the laboratory receiving staff at 860-486-3738 and we will meet you at the necropsy entrance.

All other submissions should first park in one of the three allotted client spaces on the Torey/Atwater side of the building. If you are delivering an animal intended for necropsy or rabies testing, we ask that the animal remain in your vehicle. Please follow signs to the Client Reception area and CVMDL staff will work with you to complete submittal paperwork. Once we have completed the submittal forms we will direct you to the animal unloading area located within the construction fence on the Chemistry/Atwater side of the building.

We appreciate your continued understanding during this and all UConn improvement projects.


Directions to the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory - Please See Road Closures Outlined Above

  • Connecticut Interstate 84 East or West to Exit 68.
  • Turn South onto Route 195, crossing Route 32 on the way to the UCONN campus.
  • At the Route 44 intersection turn right onto Route 44, Follow the detour signs to Discovery Drive (first Stop light), turn left onto Discovery Drive
  • At the end of Discovery Drive, turn left onto North Eagleville road. Once you see a cemetery on your left take your next right into our driveway. * Keeping the construction fence on your right, follow it all the way around our building to the parking lot located between our building and Torrey Life Science. Once parked in one the CVMDL client spaces follow the sidewalk to the rear entrance of the Atwater Laboratory Building (small red double doors). The CVMDL Client Reception Area is just inside. * If anyone tries to turn you around let them know you have a sample for the lab and they’ll let you in. If you get lost or have any questions please call us at 860-486-3738
  • Large Stock Trailers will back up to the Diagnostic Laboratory Service Entrance at the two large red double doors, then call the laboratory at 860-486-3738 for service.

  • For additional information or directions, please Call the CVMDL Admissions Office:(860)486-3738.

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Once you arrive at the laboratory, please make your way to the admissions office. If you have an animal intended for necropsy (autopsy), pease leave the animal in your vehicle. Come into admissions so that we may review your paperwork and then we will come out to retrieve your animal. Animals should never be left on the sidewalk or brought with you into admissions.

Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science
61 North Eagleville Rd., U-3089
Storrs, CT  06269-3089

Phone: (860) 486-3738
Fax: (860) 486-3936


CVMDL Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

After-Hours submission of animal cases intended for necropsy occurs until 6:00pm Monday through Friday and 1:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday. There is no need for an appointment. To reach the staff member on call for these after-hours submissions please call 860-208-1107. This phone is only answered during the after-hours times listed above.