• Inside the lab

The NHVDL assists the NH Commissioner of Agriculture and State Veterinarian in their efforts to monitor and control important animal diseases. We contribute to the academic, research and outreach missions of the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

Our Services

Veterinarians from around NH and the New England region use our histopathology, microbiology, serology and necropsy services for the diagnosis of animal diseases from pets, farm animals, wildlife, research, aquatic and zoo animals. The NHVDL also provides diagnostic services and information to various state agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services, NH Fish and Game Department, and state and local law enforcement agencies. The lab also participates in the increased surveillance by state and federal agencies of certain animal diseases associated with international trade and bioterrorism.

Contact Us

New Hampshire Diagnostic Laboratory
21 Botanical Lane
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-2726
Fax: (603) 862-0179
Email: nh.vdl@unh.edu

Our Mission

The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (NHVDL) will work at the junction of animal health, public health, environmental health and economic health. The NHVDL will provide accessible, timely and accurate diagnostic services for the NH Department of Agriculture Markets & Foods (NHDAMF) and to our veterinary clients, farmers, public health, wildlife, and other relevant state, regional, and federal agencies.  Located at the University of New Hampshire, the NHVDL will also contribute to the education of students seeking training in the biomedical sciences.


The services of the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory are made available through the cooperative support of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, the NH Agricultural Experiment Station and the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food.

The New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association has been a strong partner in the history and ongoing success of the NHVDL and provides support and advice to the lab via a standing advisory committee of the association.