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Animal Diagnostic Laboratory

Safeguarding Animal and Human Health and Facilitating Animal Agriculture

  • Full-service animal health diagnostic laboratory and research center
  • Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System (PADLS) member
  • AAVLD accredited
  • Certified NAHLN member
  • Dog and cat necropsy service now available

If you are experiencing an animal health emergency, please contact us by phone. Do not use email for emergencies. For emergency assistance outside of laboratory working hours, please call the PA Department of Agriculture hotline at 717-772-2852.

Holiday Hours

Hello Poultry Clients,
We wanted to let you know that there will be no avian necropsy service available at the Animal Diagnostic Lab from Thursday July 20th through Wednesday July 25th.  Birds may be submitted on the 24th for examination on the 25th.  Dr. Sherrill Davison will be available at the New Bolton Center Laboratory for consultation and necropsy for any urgent issues that you may have with your birds during that time.  She can be reached by contacting 610-444-4282 during business hours.  Birds may be dropped off directly at NBC or the Manheim lab, or shipped to NBC directly via UPS or FedEx  at:

New Bolton Center
Attn: Poultry Lab
382 West Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

For non-urgent matters, you may email or leave a phone message for Dr. Dunn or Dr. Pendleton.  They will get back to you at their earliest convenience.  Please let us know if you need any additional information.  Other tests (including avian serology, virology/PCR, and bacteriology testing) will be run normally during this time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.