Building closure notification
As of Wednesday, March 25, the ODA building in Salem is temporarily closed to the public. While our building will be locked, our Animal Health staff are working normal business hours during the COVID-19 emergency and will do their best to adapt to the changing circumstances. During the closure, please make an appointment to drop off samples by contacting the lab at 503-986-4686. We will have a staff member meet you at the door to receive your sample. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
If staffing shortages occur, it could result in extended turn-around times for tests and communication responses. Priority will be given to disease outbreaks, foreign animal disease investigations, regulatory and public health testing, and testing for animal movement. We appreciate your business and your patience during this unusual event. We will keep you informed of any changes that occur.
Please don’t hesitate to contact the Animal Health Lab if you have any questions.
About the lab
The Animal Health Laboratory at the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) helps state and federal veterinarians monitor the health status of production animals that are in Oregon, including when they move into, or out of, the state or country.
The laboratory's role is regulatory in nature. The laboratory and technicians are certified annually by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as competent to perform each type of regulatory test offered.
laboratory provides testing and referral services for veterinarians whose clients require specialized testing not normally available in routine diagnostic laboratories. These tests often are required by either state or federal agencies in order
to export animals to other states or countries.
The laboratory works closely with the staff
at the Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory to provide surveillance testing for foreign animal diseases.
Lab tests and fees
When 20 or more samples are submitted on the same accession (same date/same owner/same species) the samples must be packaged and received in the same sequential order as listed on the submittal form. Failure to do so will result in an additional $25.00
fee for the submission.
A $25.00 fee, per set of samples submitted, will be added to all rush requests.
Rush requests are only available for blood tests. Please contact the lab for specific test result turnaround times, we will make every effort to help accommodate these needs.