Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

CONSTRUCTION AT ATHENS DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY
March 26-29th, 2021

Because of required repairs, the Athens facility including necropsy area will experience intermittent construction that will limit access to the main entrance and necropsy drop-off. There are three access routes to our laboratory marked with a star in the image below. During construction, only one of the available entrances will be open at a time. If your preferred route is closed, please try another entrance.

During normal business hours, please call us at 706-542-5568 for guidance if you have trouble locating the available entrance.

Please note normal hours for necropsy drop-off cases are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. After-hours drop-off hours in Athens are 9 a.m.-11 a.m. on Saturdays, and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. Please call 706-207-3948 during those hours.

The college’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories have a campus in Athens and Tifton. The Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is attached to the main campus CVM building but has a separate entrance at the rear of the building.

Parking

We do not have extensive parking at the lab. For sample delivery and drop-offs for necropsy, there is short-term parking along the curved curb next to the stairs at the lab’s main entrance. For longer-term parking, please use the Carlton Street deck.

From North Atlanta

  1. Take I-85 to Hwy 316
  2. When Hwy 316 ends, exit right onto Loop 10/78 East (note the Home Depot sign)
  3. Travel 4-5 miles on Loop 10 and exit onto College Station Rd (Exit #7)
  4. Turn left at the traffic light and drive under the Loop bridge
  5. Continue driving through 2 traffic lights
  6. Turn right onto East Campus Rd (railroad tracks at light)
  7. After approximately .3 miles, turn left into the Vet Med parking lot off East Campus Rd (through the first gate)
  8. Drive straight ahead into the Vet Med complex. The Diagnostic Lab is the three-story brick building straight ahead.

From South Atlanta

  1. Take I-20 to Conyers/Monroe Exit Hwy 138
  2. Travel on Hwy 138 East to Hwy 78 to Athens
  3. Exit right onto Loop 10 at Rafferty’s on Atlanta Hwy
  4. Travel on Loop 10 for 4-5 miles and exit onto College Station Rd (Exit #7)
  5. Turn left at the traffic light and drive under the Loop bridge
  6. Continue driving through 2 traffic lights
  7. Turn right onto East Campus Rd (railroad tracks at light)
  8. After approximately .3 miles, turn left into the Vet Med parking lot off East Campus Rd (through the first gate)
  9. Drive straight ahead into the Vet Med complex. The Diagnostic Lab is the three-story brick building straight ahead.

From South Carolina & North Carolina

  1. On I-85, take exit #149 (Hwy 441) South through Commerce, GA until you arrive at the Athens Loop 10.
  2. Go under the Loop bridge and turn left to get onto the Loop 10/78 West
  3. Follow signs toward Watkinsville.
  4. Exit at College Station Rd (Exit #7) and turn right at the light onto College Station Rd.
  5. Continue driving through 1 traffic light
  6. Turn right onto East Campus Rd (railroad tracks at light)
  7. After approximately .3 miles, turn left into the Vet Med parking lot off East Campus Rd (through the first gate)
  8. Drive straight ahead into the Vet Med complex. The Diagnostic Lab is the three-story brick building straight ahead.

From Augusta, Georgia

  1. Take I-20 from Augusta, GA
  2. Exit #172 onto Hwy 78 W through Washington, GA (70 miles) to Athens
  3. Drive under the Loop 10 bypass bridge and stay in the left lane
  4. Turn left at the first light onto bypass (Hwy 441/Loop 10)
  5. Take the next exit onto College Station Rd (Exit #7)
  6. Turn right at the traffic light
  7. Continue driving through 1 traffic light
  8. Turn right onto East Campus Rd (railroad tracks at light)
  9. After approximately .3 miles, turn left into the Vet Med parking lot off East Campus Rd (through the first gate)
  10. Drive straight ahead into the Vet Med complex. The Diagnostic Lab is the three-story brick building straight ahead.

From Gainesville, Georgia

  1. Take 129 to Athens
  2. Take Loop 10 to the left
  3. Take Watkinsville Exit
  4. Continue on Loop 10 until you come to College Station Rd (Exit #7)
  5. Turn right at the traffic light
  6. Continue driving through 1 traffic light
  7. Turn right onto East Campus Rd (railroad tracks at light)
  8. After approximately .3 miles, turn left into the Vet Med parking lot off East Campus Rd (through the first gate)
  9. Drive straight ahead into the Vet Med complex. The Diagnostic Lab is the three-story brick building straight ahead.

From Macon/Forsyth, Georgia

  1. Take 441 North to Athens
  2. At the intersection of Hwy 441 and Milledge Ave, take a left onto Milledge
  3. Stay on Milledge Ave until you reach East Campus Rd
  4. Turn right onto East Campus Rd
  5. After approximately .3 miles, turn left into the Vet Med parking lot off East Campus Rd (through the first gate)
  6. Drive straight ahead into the Vet Med complex. The Diagnostic Lab is the three-story brick building straight ahead.

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Our diagnostic lab in Tifton is part of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Tifton Campus.

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