University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

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(859) 257-8283 Phone
(859) 255-1624 Fax

Carrier (UPS/FedEx) Address:

1490 Bull Lea Rd
Lexington, KY 40511

USPS (Post Office) Address:

P.O. Box 14125
Lexington, KY 40512-4125
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Welcome to the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

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The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL) is a full service animal health diagnostic facility. UKVDL performs testing to diagnose animal diseases as well as to safeguard the health of the animal population in Kentucky, and may provide an early warning system for impending epidemics. Maintaining animal health and well being is part of the "One Health Initiative", and also fosters public health. The UKVDL also performs tests for regulatory purposes and animal export sales requirements.


  • UKVDL does not perform euthanasia, and does not provide carcass disposal services.
  • Labor Day (Mon., Sept. 1): Open 9:00 AM – Noon to receive animals and specimens only
    No tests results available: 
    Due to the Labor Day Holiday we will not be setting EVA-VN or VS-VN on Friday or Monday.
    The next EVA-VN set date will be Tuesday September 2
    nd, and the next VS-VN set date will be Wednesday September 3rd.  (VS-VN will still be set Wednesday 08/27 to be read on Friday)
  • MAT Lepto testing: Starting May 12 and running through August, 2014 MAT lepto testing will be run on Thursdays only. The week of May 6, 2014 MAT lepto testing will be run on Friday, May 9. Please contact the lab if you have any questions.
  • UKVDL has developed problem-based panels to assist practitioners with a focused diagnostic test selection that should increase the likelihood of an accurate diagnosis of horses. These are:

    1. Diarrhea/septicemia in foals.
    2. Diarrhea in adult horses.
    3. Respiratory problems in horses.

    For additional information please contact the laboratory.