About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Veterinary Sciences and Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory is to provide accessible, timely, accountable, and accurate diagnostic services, animal disease research, & education to veterinarians, students, others interested in animal health, and the people of Wyoming.

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Quality Assurance

The Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory is a fully accredited laboratory committed to the maintenance of a quality assurance program that ensures that all procedures and documentation are in compliance with the quality standards of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD).  The AAVLD has administered an accreditation program for state-funded veterinary diagnostics laboratories since 1969, and regularly send both administrative and scientific personnel of accredited laboratories on site visits to other labs seeking accreditation. The WSVL uses the guidelines established by the AAVLD to maintain a high level of quality control throughout our facility to assure reliable and efficient results.

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Other Activities

The WSVL is an integral part of the Department of Veterinary Sciences within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. In addition to providing diagnostic services, faculty and staff are engaged in research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and extension work. The major focus for our scholastic efforts deal with diseases and health of livestock, wildlife and companion animals. The laboratory strives to continually modernize testing techniques and efforts. Current test development efforts are centered on expanding the range of molecular diagnostic tests available for infectious diseases.

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The WSVL research efforts result from collaboration with other diagnostic laboratories, veterinary schools, the USDA, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and other researchers and teaching programs within the University of Wyoming.

The WSVL Advisory Board Members

  • Dr. Bob Beiermann
  • Dr. Mike Driscoll
  • Dr. Fred Emerich
  • Dr. Gunda Gamble
  • Dr. Hallie Hasel
  • Mr. Steve True
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Contact Us

Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory

1174 Snowy Range Rd

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-9925

Toll Free: 1-800-442-8331

Fax: 307-721-2051

Email: vetrec@uwyo.edu

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