AVDL Information

The Alabama State Diagnostic Laboratories are open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The laboratories are closed for normal business on Saturday and Sunday, and on State and Federal Holidays, listed below.

After-hours submission of an animal for necropsy is available at the Auburn laboratory. Call 334-321-8700 to arrange to meet the security gate attendant and obtain assistance with submitting the animal and completing the necessary forms.

Options for Holidays and Weekends  

  • Small animals may be adequately held by packing in a cooler with several bags of ice, and then submitted during normal business hours.
  • Other fresh tissue specimens and blood samples should be held refrigerated or chilled on ice.
  • Out-of-state animal owners should contact veterinary diagnostic laboratories in their state of residence for necropsy services.
  • Commercial courier services do not deliver to the Auburn laboratory on weekends or holidays.
  • Package mail is not processed for diagnostic testing on weekends or holidays. 

Links & Resources

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NOTICE: The Commissioner of Agriculture has approved a modification of AVDL fees.

As of June 1, 2016

All necropsies and disposal for 'Out of State' horses and other large livestock or large exotic/zoo/wild animals will have a fee increase to $330 plus the cost of disposal ($30 accession fee + $300 for necropsy + disposal fee).

All 'In State' White-tailed Deer necropsy fees have increased to $75 ($10 accession fee + $65 for necropsy which will include a CWD testing if required).

All 'In State' White-tailed Deer CWD only testing fees have increased to $45 ( $10 accession fee + $35 CWD testing fee)

Please view the link to our fee schedule at:


Forms & Documents

DownloadFileDescriptionTypeSizeUploaded on
Download AVDL General Submission Form DOC251.00 KB19 Apr, 2017
Download Auburn MultiAnimal Continuation Form PDF64.71 KB13 Mar, 2015
Download Multi Animal Continuation Form DOC104.00 KB28 Jan, 2016
Download BVD Submission Form DOC166.00 KB19 Apr, 2017
Download AVDL Poultry Submission Form DOC251.00 KB19 Apr, 2017
Download Poultry MultiFlock Form DOC70.00 KB19 Apr, 2017
Download Avian Serology Submission Form DOC123.00 KB19 Apr, 2017
Download Apiary Submission Form PDF88.12 KB13 Mar, 2015
Download Boaz Serology Submission Form PDF89.63 KB13 Mar, 2015
Download CWD Form PDF84.38 KB13 Mar, 2015
Download DISPOSAL FORM fillable PDF175.38 KB13 Mar, 2015
Download InPouch TF and TF Transit Tube Instructions PDF93.40 KB28 Sep, 2015
Download General Submission Form DOC251.00 KB28 Jan, 2016
Download CF.ACC.46.1 Newcastle Disease & Avian Influenza Real-Time PCR_v170717.1 DOC107.50 KB17 Jul, 2017

Division Contacts

Alabama Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories
890 Simms Road
Auburn, AL 36832

Main Ph: (334) 844-4987
Fax: 334-844-7206


Lab Director

Dr. David Pugh DVM, MS, MAg, Dipl. ACT, ACVN, & ACVM

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