VETERINARY MEDICINE, COLLEGE OF
The College of Veterinary Medicine has modern clinical and basic sciences facilities for research, ranging from basic biomedical studies to applied clinical and field studies under controlled confinement and natural environmental conditions, as well as unique specialty laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.
The Center for Microscopic Imaging (CMI) provides students, faculty, and research staff with advanced instrumentation in microscopy for teaching and research. The Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Laboratory encompasses a range of technologies, including digital mapping, analysis of remotely sensed imagery, spatial statistics, and the use of global positioning systems (GPS). The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) is an American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD)-accredited facility that provides fee-for-service diagnostic testing to support biomedical research. The VDL is staffed by faculty experts in the fields of pathology, molecular diagnostics, bacteriology, mycology, virology, and parasitology, who are also available for research collaborations. The VDL provides training for researchers at all levels, from students to faculty members. Pathology services include necropsy, histopathology (including immunohistochemistry), clinical chemistry, and hematology, with good laboratory practice (GLP) capabilities. Bacteriology services include aerobic and anaerobic culture and identification, serology, PCR, and fluorescent antibody (FA) testing for suspected microbes, and antibiotic sensitivity testing. Fungal culture and identification services are also available. Virology services include virus isolation, serology, PCR, and FA testing for many viruses. The VDL is located in the College of Veterinary Medicine, with a Zoological Pathology Program located in Chicago. Information about the VDL can be found here.