Everything you need to know
The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories in Athens (Directions) and Tifton (Directions) are full service diagnostic laboratories offering the interpretation of results and consultation services on veterinary diagnostic issues to clients in Georgia and throughout the world.
We accept specimens for routine testing Monday to Friday, with limited hours available in Athens for Saturday and Sunday necropsy deliveries.
Submitting a specimen for testing:
- Sample collection and submission recommendations
- Submission forms
- Tests and fees
- Shipping and courier service
Please note: Submission of specimens for testing by the University of Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories in Athens and Tifton using any of our submission forms constitutes a contract for delivery of test results and associated interpretations to the submitter. The submitted specimens, as well as products, isolates, and data derived from them become the property of the University of Georgia. Submitted specimens may be returned to clients if prior arrangements are made with the lab. In the special case of carcasses submitted for necropsy, remains will only be released to registered pet cremation services.
Please submit samples to:
Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
501 DW Brooks Drive
Athens, GA 30602
Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory (TVDIL)
43 Brighton Road
Tifton, GA 31793