Animal Health Lab

The Oregon Department of Agriculture Animal Health Laboratory's (ODA-AHL) primary function is to aid the state and federal veterinarians in monitoring the health status of production animals within or moving into or out of the state or country. The 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 lab'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. The ODA-AHL works closely with the staff at the Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (OSU VDL) to provide surveillance testing for foreign animal diseases.​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lab closure dates

  • New Year's Day: Monday, January 2, 2017
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 16, 2017
  • Presidents Day: Monday, February 20, 2017
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 29, 2017
  • Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 4, 2017
  • Veterans Day: Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 23, 2017
  • After Thanksgiving Day: Friday, November 24, 2017
  • Christmas Day: Monday, December 25, 2017

Additional 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.


Animal Health Lab: Testing and fee revisions

These revisions will take effect January 1, 2018. Animal Health Lab: Testing and fee revisions

Johne’s Fecal PCR test available at OSU

The ODA Animal Health Lab no longer offers the Johne’s Fecal PCR and all requests should be directed to OSU-VDL. Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Trich Testing Information 2017

T. foetus (Trich) testing reminders



Animal Health
Phone: 503-986-4686
Fax: 844-986-4688

​​Shipping address

Animal Health
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301

​​​Hours of operation

Monday-Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm