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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

  • Scheduled sample drop-off process for local clinics:
    • Call the lab at 540-231-4320 to schedule a drop-off appointment during regular business hours.
    • Specimens should be placed in a ViTALS specimen bag; the submission form should be folded and stowed in the specimen bag pocket. If a plain, zip-closure bag is used, place the sample and the submission form in separate bags.
    • When you arrive at the front of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, remain in your vehicle and call the lab.
    • Lab personnel will be out to pick up the sample ASAP.
  • Courier services are operating normally for existing clients in the Roanoke Valley and the New River Valley. To be added to the courier route, call Carolyn Sink at 540-231-4627 for more information.
  • When shipping laboratory samples, use FedEx or UPS overnight delivery. Refrain from using the U.S. Postal Service because of service changes enacted by Virginia Tech's campus mail.
  • Regular business hours for the ViTALS lab are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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.