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

Mammalian Necropsy Notice

Due to anticipated staffing shortages in mammalian pathology for the months of June-August, 2022, turn-around time on these cases may be delayed. Please get in touch with ADL before submitting a case to facilitate the submission and ensure that we can best meet your needs. Providing a complete case history and completed submission forms will help expedite your submission. Thank you for your understanding!

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.