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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

We will be closed November 22 and 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

For the observance of the Christmas and New Years holidays our hours are as follows:

  • Monday Dec. 24 - 8-12
  • Tuesday Dec. 25 - closed
  • Wednesday Dec. 26 - 8-12
  • Thursday Dec. 27 - 8-12
  • Friday Dec. 28 - 8-12
  • Monday January 31 - 8-12
  • Tuesday January 1 - closed

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.