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University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Submission Forms

Accession Form
Accession Continuation Form
CEM Culture Form
New Account Form
USDA Brucellosis Form
UKVDL Rabies Form

You may submit Accessions and Forms to us digitally by e-mailing them to:

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Client Portal Now Available:

Online access for viewing laboratory results via our Client Portal. Please contact the lab for assistance in setting up a Portal account.
(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.


  • Please Note!
    UKVDL does not accept live animals.
    UKVDL does not provide euthanasia services.
    UKVDL does not dispose of animals except in the case of a paid necropsy.
    Specimens become property of the UKVDL once received by the laboratory. Return of specimens to submitter is generally not permitted unless permission is granted by the laboratory Director.
  • Click Here for Equine Abortions for 2015 Foal Crop
  • 2015-2016 holiday special testing schedule for the UKVDL—

     The Serology Laboratory will be closed on: Nov 26, 27; Dec 24, 25, 31st; and Jan 1st
     Leptospirosis MAT testing will be done on the following days:  Nov 24; Dec 22 and 29 
    Piroplasmosis testing will be done on Wed of these weeks. 

    Please expect slightly longer turn-around times over the  holidays.  Please call with any questions.