Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine – Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Ames, IA

This project included the design and construction of a new two story stand-alone Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) building on the College of Veterinary Medicine campus at Iowa State University.

Iowa State’s VDL is a national leader in protecting animal and human health with laboratories in the space processing upwards of 120,000 cases each year and conducting more than 1.5 million tests annually. This lab is fully accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. The VDL provides diagnostic services for animals including necropsy, bacteriology, serology, histopathology, virology, parasitology, molecular diagnostics, and toxicology as well as offering analytical services.

The building includes specialized laboratory spaces with specific functions or processes. The remaining lab spaces are flexible and separated allowing the labs to quickly adapt to changing users’ needs and/or research goals.

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine hosts beam signing with The Weitz Company