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ViTALS: Virginia Tech Animal Laboratory Services

Accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, ViTALS is the on-site interdisciplinary diagnostic laboratory of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.

ViTALS (Virginia Tech Animal Laboratory Services) personnel

Guidelines for ViTALS Laboratory Sample Submission

Sample drop-offs during normal business hours:

  • Samples should be placed in a zip-closure bag or ViTALS specimen bag
  • A completed ViTALS submission form should be in the outer pocket of the specimen bag or attached in a separate bag if using zip-closure bags.
  • Drive up to the Small Animal Hospital and park at one of the numbered parking spaces. Call 540-231-4320 to let Lab Central Receiving know you are here, and someone will come out to your car to receive the sample as soon as possible. 
ViTALS (Virginia Tech Animal Laboratory Services)
ViTALS (Virginia Tech Animal Laboratory Services)


ViTALS's mission is to provide high-quality diagnostic services to veterinarians, animal owners, researchers, and state and federal agencies. Our qualified laboratory staff reliably performs all tests and evaluations in accordance with established policies and procedures in order to provide quality veterinary diagnostic services.

Commitment to Our Customers

We understand the importance of accurate and timely results, and we strive to provide superior services and to exceed the expectations of our clients.