Tifton Necropsy and Biopsy Result Delays

Due to COVID-related staffing issues, results for TVDIL necropsy and biopsies will be delayed by 48-72 hours. We appreciate your business, and anticipate return to normal staffing and turnaround by next week. If you have any questions, please call us at 229-386-3340 or email us: [email protected]

UPS Contract Restored

We are very pleased to report the deeply discounted UPS shipping available through a UGA contract has been successfully renegotiated. Please contact us for UPS shipping labels. Effective today (December 20, 2021), the new flat rate will be $6 for in-state ground shipping and $12 for next-day; out-of-state costs will […]

GVDL’s – Price Increase – Effective January 4, 2022

Valued Clients, At the Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories (GVDLs) in Athens and Tifton, we periodically perform a cost analysis to ensure we meet our expenses. We are priced to meet our operating expenditures, to account for inflation and to cover the increase in supply and labor expenses. We price our […]

Temporary UPS Changes

The current UPS statewide contract used for deeply discounted shipping of diagnostic specimens expired November 27th. As of now, pricing has reverted to UPS commercial rates until the contract is renewed. These new prices are expected to be 3 to 4 times higher than the previously deeply discounted price. In […]

The 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Awards

Our team at the Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory received the “2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award” from INSIGHT into Diversity. This honor recognizes the effort that colleges, universities, and outside organizations have undertaken to empower underrepresented and women students of all levels to succeed in the science, technology, […]

CVM scientists create COVID-19 saliva test for campus community

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the U.S., the most common way to test for the virus was using nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs—which pass through the nostril to the very back of the nasal cavity, where they pick up mucosal secretions. But thanks to a team of researchers from UGA’s Veterinary […]

Veterinary Diagnostic Labs to provide COVID-19 testing support

Both the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Lab and Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Lab are now registered to conduct assays on human samples and support SARS-CoV-2 testing. Where the labs were previously registered to accept and perform diagnostic assays on animal tissues and cultures, this new registration grants them the ability […]

Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory director retiring, interim director appointed

After 15 years of service, Dr. Jeremiah (Jerry) Saliki will be retiring from UGA May 1st, 2020. Dr. Saliki has been the director of the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (AVDL) since 2007 and at the University of Georgia as a professor of virology since 2005. He is a renowned virologist […]

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CVM hosts first international workshop for dairy veterinarians in Tifton

On Monday, December 2, 2019, the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine’s Tifton campus opened its doors to veterinarians from Central and South America—the CVM’s first international workshop in Tifton, GA. The workshop, coordinated by clinical associate professor of food animal health and management Pedro Melendez, was developed to provide updated […]

Hemant Naikare

I am a board certified diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists with twenty years of experience in the field of diagnostic microbiology: classical and conventional methodologies to detect diseases of livestock, companion animals, zoonotic diseases, food safety, antimicrobial resistance and public health. Currently, I am a tenured Professor […]

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Doris M. Miller

Doris M. Miller

Marcia Ilha

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories

Great Service. Trusted Results. Our diagnostic labs are committed to providing quality, efficient, and affordable service to veterinarians, the livestock industry, and researchers throughout Georgia and the world. From testing and interpretation of results to consultation services, we provide our clients with information to prevent or treat veterinary issues for […]

Clinical Pathology Update

CBC and chemistry evaluation are the most commonly performed diagnostic tests and proper sample handling is critical to accurate results.

Business Manager – Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

The Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at UGA is searching for a new Business Manager.

2016 Pathology Continuing Education Workshop

A full day of Pathology Continuing Education for large and small animal veterinarians and technicians

Miniature Schnauzer Renal Disease Study

An award from the Gray Lady Foundation is being used by the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory to conduct urine testing free of charge in Miniature Schnauzers in order to identify proteinuric animals that could have Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)

2015 Holiday Hours

2015 Holiday Hours

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Preparedness

Between December 2014 and June 2015, an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) occurred in the Pacific Northwest and the Mid-western states

BVD Testing for producers

BVD-PI testing now offered directly to producers

Positive Canine Influenza Case in Georgia

On Friday, May 15th the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory obtained its first positive case of Canine influenza in Georgia.

Update on Canine Respiratory Disease and Canine influenza virus

During the first quarter of 2015, a new strain of influenza virus (H3N2) was detected in cases of canine respiratory disease in the Chicago area.

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Reaches Georgia

On Friday February 27, 2015, the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) infection in samples taken from two pigs at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show.

The VITEK2 System

Introducing a Better Way to Identify Drugs for Treating Drug Resistant Organisms

Starting Feb. 16, the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory will be using the VITEK®2 to systematically provide you with MIC values for all pathogenic bacteria isolates. This will help you determine the best drugs to prescribe for treating the organisms.

Electronic Brucella Test Record

Testing for Brucella? Don’t forget to submit the new electronic and fillable Brucella test record (Form VS 4-33), as well as our routine submission form, along with your samples. Print it off, or email it to us at [email protected] (Athens) or [email protected] (Tifton).

Bovine Viral Diarrhea

Recent articles have publicized the premiums paid for BVD tested calves in some internet auctions. According to an analysis of Superior Livestock Auction data of more than 400,000 head marketed during 2013, the average premium paid for BVD-PI Free status calves was $2.97 per hundredweight.

Possible Rabies bite/exposure case?

Possible Rabies bite/exposure case?

CE from the Athens Dlab – 7 CE hours; Aug 24, 2014

S is for Serology: Unraveling the mysteries of companion animal serologySponsored by Zoetis® Summary: Ever submit serum for a test and once the results are back have difficulty interpreting them? Did I ask for the wrong test? Is the test measuring antibodies or antigen? What are the next steps for […]


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2013 Holiday Hours for the Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories

The Faculty and Staff of the Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories would like to wish you and your staff a safe and happy holiday season! Below are our holiday hours for both the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory. The Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (AVDL) […]

For Veterinarians and Pet Owners Concerned about Trifexis

The UGA Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Athens conducted a necropsy on a single puppy that was reported to have ingested Trifexis. Based on this single case, we do not have any information regarding the toxicity, or lack thereof, of this drug. Pet owners or veterinarians who want to report an […]

UGA labs conduct testing for FDA’s pet food surveillance program

(Athens, Ga.) — The University of Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories, located in Athens and Tifton, are collaborating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network to evaluate diagnostic samples from companion animals in suspect cases of exposure to contaminated foods or drugs, to help protect […]

Centaur Coggins ELISA Kit Recall

Centaur Inc has issued a STOP SALE of its Equine Infectious Anemia (Coggins) FP ELISA II kit due to false negative results on horse sera of some EIA strong positive reactor status. The manufacturer is recommending that another USDA approved test be used to confirm negative results. The Athens Veterinary […]

Want discounted UPS shipping?

The UGA Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories in Athens and Tifton have worked with UPS to come up with a discounted shipping solution for you: Call our lab to request labels (Athens: 706.542.5568; Tifton: 229.386.3340). You will receive a supply of pre-printed Ground and/or Next Day Air shipping labels and address pouches. […]

2012 Holiday Hours for Tifton DLAB

The Tifton DLAB holiday hours are: December 24: Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET December 25: Closed Dec 26-28: Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET December 31: Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET January 1: Closed January 3: Return to normal hours

2012 Holiday Hours for Athens DLAB

The Athens DLAB holiday hours are: December 24: Open during normal hours December 25: Closed December 26-28: Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET; reduced staff and services December 31: Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET; reduced staff and services January 1: Closed January 2: Return to normal hours

In 2012, EEE diagnosed in 8 Georgia counties; WNV in equines diagnosed in 4 counties

The Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory (TVDIL) has diagnosed 8 cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis and 4 cases of West Nile Virus in horses, since summer began. EEE and WNV are mosquito-borne viral disease prevalent in the eastern United States; both cause serious disease in horses, humans and birds. […]

AVDL and TVDIL were featured in the 2011 VMES Report

The Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories were featured in the 2011 Veterinary Medical Experiment Station (VMES) Annual Report. Click here to read the article.

Test results available by e-mail and online

Test results are available by e-mail and online. Call Athens (706.542-5568) or Tifton (229.386.3340) to set up your Portal account. You can also enroll online here.

Want discounted FedEx shipping?

Want discounted FedEx shipping? Call to order labels: Athens: 706.542.5568 Tifton: 229.386.3340

Securely see or pay your invoice online

Securely see or pay your invoice online. Call Athens (706.542-5568) or Tifton (229.386.3340) to set up your Portal account. You can also enroll online here.

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