Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory dedicate
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Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory dedicates first phase of new facility

Iowa State University celebrated a significant milestone in the advancement of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s long-standing commitment to providing state-of-the-art diagnostic services in support of Iowa’s $32.5 billion animal agriculture industry. On April 4, the university marked the dedication of the first phase of the new Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) and the start of the second phase of the building’s construction project.

“This new facility will further strengthen the VDL as a national leader in advancing animal health, food safety and public health,” said Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen. “The VDL’s world-class expertise and innovative solutions provide essential support for our livestock and poultry producers and benefit all Iowans. We are deeply grateful for the extraordinary investments made by the state, our industry and commodity partners and donors who made this new facility possible.”

Iowa State’s VDL has been a national leader in protecting animal and human health since it was established in 1947. The facility has the largest food animal caseload in the United States while serving the most advanced livestock and poultry producers in the world. The facility annually sees more than 120,000 cases and conducts 1.6 million tests.

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Published April 2024 by Iowa State University


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