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Diagnostic Training and Visitor Coordination at the NVSL

The NVSL plays a vital role in providing diagnostic training and outreach programs for both domestic and international visitors. Our laboratories provide a wealth of technical training opportunities, which include published courses in our annual training catalog as well as a wide range of customized learning events, twinning projects, and long-term collaboration initiatives. The Training Office also provides meeting facilitation, guided tours, and many other services to meet the needs of our collaborators and stakeholders. Please contact the NCAH Training Specialists for additional information.

Note on Technical Training: Course dates may be changed without notice due to scheduling conflicts or emergent issues that arise within the hosting laboratory. Class size is limited. Requests for custom training are considered on a case-by-base basis and are subject to personnel and resource availability. The training catalog is for planning purposes only and is subject to change at any time.

If you would like participate in a training event at the NVSL, please contact the Training Office for additional information before submitting the Application for Training (PDF, 69KB):


Phone: (515) 337-7300

FAX: (515) 337-7716

More Information When Visiting the NVSL

Additional Training Links

  • Veterinary Services Training - click this link to view additional training opportunities provided by APHIS
  • Ag-Discovery - click this link to view information about an equal-opportunity civil rights outreach program to help teenagers learn about careers in plant and animal science and wildlife management
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