The mission of the Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center is to enhance the detection, prevention, and understanding of animal diseases and veterinary care. They are likewise responsible for protecting and increasing the quality-of-life, public health, and economic value that comes from livestock and companion animals alike. They serve vet practitioners, animal owners, and other interested parties with state-of-the-art laboratory and animal diagnostics. Their faculty and staff provide accessible, accountable, timely and accurate diagnostic and research services. As part of their teaching mission, they share information generated through scholarly publication, meeting presentations, and direct communication with supporting animal health education programs.
The typical $16 accession fee is waived, but the tests themselves still cost $7.50 with turnaround times generally within 24 hours. Same-day testing results are available when samples are received by 1pm. The Veterinary Diagnostic Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also find online resources for general policies and submission form.