The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL) will have modified hours and a slightly altered testing schedule for the upcoming holidays. The laboratory will be closed Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving), Dec. 25 (Christmas), and Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day).

Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 24 CLOSED
Friday, Nov. 25 *9:00 – Noon
Saturday, Nov. 26 *9:00 – Noon
Sunday, Nov. 27 *1:00 – 5:00
Christmas Saturday, Dec. 24 *9:00 – Noon
Sunday, Dec. 25 CLOSED
Monday, Dec. 26 *9:00 – Noon
New Year’s Saturday, Dec. 31 *9:00 – Noon
Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 CLOSED
Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 *9:00 – Noon
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 *9:00 – Noon

* Open to receive animals for necropsy and specimens only, no test results available.

There are also several dates to keep in mind as some testing schedules have been altered:

  • No diagnostic, regulatory, or export tests will be set up on Nov. 25. Please plan your specimen collection times accordingly, especially for export cases.
  • During the week of Thanksgiving, the UKVDL will only set VS-VN tests on Nov. 21.
  • EVA-VN and VS-VN tests will not be set on Dec. 23 or Dec. 30. Instead, EVA-VN tests will be set on Dec. 20, 27, and Jan. 3 and VS-VN tests will be set on Dec. 21, 28, and Jan. 4.
  • Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, if serology testing results are needed pri