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.

Attention Clients

The Penn State Animal Diagnostic Lab will be closed on November 24th and November 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The last day before the holiday to ship samples to the other two PADLS labs and the Department of Health via the courier will be Tuesday November 22nd. Normal hours and shipping will resume on Monday November 28th. Please call or email the lab if you have any questions or concerns. 814-863-0837 .

Rabies Update

Changes have occurred pertaining to the policy of shipping rabies samples to the Department of Health.  Please see the Rabies page before bringing any samples for rabies testing to the Animal Diagnostic Lab or shipping any samples to the Department of Health.