Mission: The National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) safeguard U.S. animal health and contribute to public health by ensuring that timely and accurate laboratory support is provided by their nationwide animal-health diagnostic system. NVSL staff accomplish this through:
NVSL Factsheet (872K, PDF)
Environmental Management System statement(115K, PDF)
The NVSL Quality Management System is accredited to ISO 17025, ISO 17043, and ISO Guide 34. Click here to learn more about the NVSL Quality Management System and the scope of accreditation.
The NVSL actively participates in various scientific organizations and international activities. NVSL authors often publish papers about their work. Click here to see additional information on NVSL Activities.
The National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) has laboratories in two locations: Ames, Iowa and the Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (FADDL) at Plum Island, New York. Diagnostic test services range from a single laboratory test to comprehensive laboratory services covering many pathogens for a suspected disease outbreak. The NVSL includes four laboratory units and the NAHLN program office:
NVSL Organization Chart (PDF, 95K)
Click here for contact information and hours of operation.