Part of the state’s Commissioner of Agriculture and State Veterinarian, the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory works to monitor, control, and eliminate animal diseases that negatively impact the state. The lab serves vet practitioners, companion animal owners, livestock producers, animal health researchers, and other state agencies. Their staff and facilities promote and contributes to the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture mission of academic research and public education. The lab also participates in the increased surveillance by state and federal agencies of certain animal diseases associated with international trade and bioterrorism.
Vet professionals throughout the New England take advantage of their histopathology, microbiology, necropsy, and serology services. This includes both AGID and ELISA Coggins tests for equine infectious anemia. While this regulatory testing must be authorized by a vet practitioner, the VDL offers certain lab tests and diagnostic services directly to farmers in the state who have trouble finding a qualified veterinary.
Like most state VDLs, they offer several online resources that make it easy to use their lab services. Find information about their tests and fees. Get guidance about shipping supplies and mailing instructions. In addition to federally-mandated Coggins form information, you can provide the lab with other important information through its lab submission form. The laboratory is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 4:30pm.