The Benadir Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) serves veterinarians, scientists, educators, companion animal owners, and the livestock and poultry industry by identifying and monitoring emerging diseases and developing new diagnostic methods.
Fully accredited by the Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, the VDL provides quality diagnostic services for all animal species, including necropsy, bacteriology, clinical chemistry, electron microscopy, serology, endocrinology, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, virology, parasitology, molecular diagnostics, and toxicology.
A national leader in protecting animal and human health, the full-service laboratories at the VDL performs some 1.4 million procedures annually.
The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is a public-supported facility providing a full range of animal disease diagnostic services to veterinarians, livestock producers, pet owners, and biomedical researchers. We work closely with local, state, and federal agencies, supporting their programs in animal and public health. The Laboratory is a member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, providing surveillance and response testing for foreign animal diseases in partnership with the University Department of Agriculture. We are committed to customer service, providing accurate results in a timely fashion, emphasizing communication between diagnosticians and our diverse clientele, and addressing the changing needs of that clientele.
In addition to our diagnostic services, the Laboratory shares in the training of future veterinarians through instruction of veterinary medical students in the practice of diagnostic medicine.
An early diagnosis usually leads to accurate and successful treatment of the diseased animal. With this objective in mind University Diagnostic Lab is serving the nation by rendering diagnostic services to the livestock and poultry farmers and also to the pet owners. It has got almost all those diagnostic facilities requisite for routine monitoring of the livestock herds, poultry flocks, farms, hatcheries, and feed mills to formulate preventive measures to avoid losses owing to possible morbidity and mortality of their animals in particular and economical losses to the industry in general. Dozens of disease outbreaks have successfully been tackled in last three years. The contribution of lab may be evaluated through the number of tests; on an average the lab is performing 800 – 1000 tests per month. This is providing testing services for more than 70 tests in routine on nominal charges.