Hours of Operation

Standard Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Telephone: (860) 486-3738

Holiday Closings

CVMDL Holiday Closings:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Friday before Labor Day
  • Labor Day
  • Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day-closing at noon
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday following Thanksgiving
  • Thursday before Christmas  Eve – closing at noon
  • Christmas Eve
  • Thursday before New Year’s Eve – closing at 11:00 am (Not accepting necropsy submissions)
  • New Year’s Eve


Animals for testing should be refrigerated or kept on ice, not frozen. Animals are accepted until 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. The presence of CVMDL staff is required for submission. Submissions are not accepted outside of these times. NOTE: We now accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover card payments. NOTE: The necropsy fee and after-hours surcharge of $50.00 are payable via check, money order, or credit card at the time of submission. CVMDL does not accept cash.

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