Animal Health Diagnostic Center
The mission of the AHDC is to improve the health of food and fiber producing animals, companion animals, sport and recreational animals, exotic animals, and wildlife. These activities protect and improve public health, promote environmental stewardship, and foster economic growth.
Our veterinary diagnostic faculty are all part of the the Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC), one of the most comprehensive veterinary diagnostic laboratories in the country.
The sophisticated and comprehensive diagnostic capabilities of our faculty include anatomic pathology (necropsy and histopathology services), clinical pathology (hematology, hemostasis, cytology, endocrinology), nutritional and toxicology testing. Infectious disease sections span all relevant disciplines including bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and virology with a wide range of culture capabilities and available cell lines. The molecular diagnostics laboratory has high-throughput capacity for identifying defined and novel pathogenic and non-pathogenic organisms, mutation detection for genetic disease, and whole genome sequencing of bacterial isolates.
The AH...DC services include large and small-scale testing for academic and industry research and development. We excel in assay customization and integrated diagnostic support, with flexibility to meet the needs of clients engaged in basic and applied research and development.
Francois Elvinger, Professor, Associate Dean for Diagnostic Operations and Government Relations