The mission of the Vermont Agricultural & Environmental Laboratory (VAEL) is to provide laboratory and diagnostic analytic services to the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (AAFM), the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) and other relevant organizations throughout the state. In most cases, horse owners can use these laboratory services through an authorized veterinarian. This lab runs both AGID Coggins testing for $5 per test and ELISA testing for $7.50 per test.
Beginning in the spring of 2019, their new state-of-the-art facility in the Randolph Center on the Vermont Technical College Campus is offering expanded agricultural and environmental services. You can get a sense for the full range of their laboratory and diagnostic services through this list of tests and fees including a form that allows veterinary professionals to request the addition of new animal and agricultural tests. Like other state-run animal and agricultural laboratories, the VAEL offers several online resources to help guide people through the process of submitting to the lab. Visit this VAEL page for a list of online lab documents including a general submission form. Like other regulatory Coggins testing for equine infectious anemia, you will still need to submit the federally-mandated form information.
Run by 12 highly trained laboratory professionals and led by Lab Director T. Guy Roberts, Ph.D., the VAEL maintains several laboratory accreditations from the USDA/APHIS, US Dept of Agriculture, New Hampshire Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program, and Laboratory Quality Systems Manual. Except for state holidays, their hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7:45am – 4:30pm.