Phone: 573-882-6811 or 1-800-862-8635
Our normal business hours are as follows:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Please note that we do not accept deliveries (courier or USPS) on weekends. Please arrange to have your samples shipped for Mon-Fri delivery. For additional shipping information, please click here. For information on our physical location, please click here.
For customers in the Columbia area, an after-hours sample drop off is available at the Veterinary Health Center (Small Animal Lobby). Small samples such as swabs and blood tubes may be dropped off at this location on evenings and weekends (Mon-Fri: 5:00 pm-8:00 am, Sat/Sun: all day). The samples will be retrieved and processed by VMDL staff the next business day.
For larger samples, such as amputations and carcasses/bodies, please contact the on-call pathology student at (573) 864-7160 to arrange drop-off.
Some lab sections may be staffed outside of main laboratory business hours. To contact a specific lab section directly, please refer to the following contact information:
Bacteriology & Mycology: 573-882-9245 or 573-882-9259
Clinical Pathology: 573-882-3338
Histopathology: 573-884-9279 or UMCCVMVMDLHisto@missouri.edu
Molecular Diagnostics: 573-884-9257
Animal Poison Control Hotline: 888-426-4435
If you need assistance with a live animal, please call the Veterinary Health Center at (573) 882-4589.