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College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources

Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory


USDA Information on NY Cats and COVID-19 available here


Please Note: Due to COVID-19, the CVMDL has taken significant measures to enhance safety procedures and has changed laboratory operations with the express purpose of safeguarding the health and promoting the safety of our clients, staff, students, and faculty. Because of this, delays in turnaround time for some tests may be encountered.

CVMDL Accreditation


CVMDL maintains a high standard of client confidentiality. Click here to read our

Confidentiality Policy


To order Discounted Shipping Labels or Biopsy Mailers follow this link. You will then email or print and fax your completed order form to our office (click here)

Public Service

The diagnostic laboratory encompasses:

  • Pathology
  • Virology
  • Bacteriology
  • Serology
  • Toxicology
CVMDL utilizes the above laboratory activities to arrive at a proper diagnosis or to test for blood antibody levels against diseases.


Close cooperation exists with the State Department of Agriculture, where State mandated and Federal programs of disease control are concerned. The Diagnostic Testing Services Laboratory performs all State testing programs(Brucellosis, Salmonella Pullorum, Mycoplasma, Mastitis, Avian Influenza, Johne's Disease) as well as many other tests (equine infectious anemia, Salmonella, leptospirosis, Lyme disease, Rabies, etc.).


Our poultry and mammalian extension veterinarians maintain daily contact with animal and poultry owners, veterinary practitioners, as well as State and Federal regulatory officials.

CVMDL in the News

USDA confirms Highly Pathogenic H7N3 in Commercial Flock in Chesterfield County, South Carolina

Canine Circovirus Enteritis