The Georgia Laboratory Animal Diagnostic Service of the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is housed at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine campus in Athens, Georgia. We understand the critical role that animal health plays in the validity of any research study, as well as the impact it has on the welfare of animal colonies.
The core mission of GLADS is to provide accurate, expeditious, and comprehensive diagnostic services to laboratory veterinarians and researchers in order to further the national One Health efforts. The laboratory provides custom health monitoring and clinical diagnostic services for conventional and unconventional laboratory species, as well as agricultural animals. Furthermore, our faculty is able to conduct various studies to phenotype genetically modified rodents and fish.
We are committed to providing Laboratory Animal Veterinarians with accurate and prompt diagnostic and surveillance services. We offer a comprehensive array of testing services including: necropsy, pathology, serology, molecular diagnostics, clinical pathology, histopathology, parasitology, bacteriology, mycology, virology and electron microscopy. In addition to assisting you in administering a comprehensive quality control program, our extensive range of services allow us to provide you with a thorough diagnostic evaluation of sick animals.
Our technical and professional staff is happy to work closely with you to develop testing profiles tailored to fit your specific research or health monitoring needs.
GLADS Brochure [PDF]
Note: Custom Panels available upon request- Please call the lab for assistance. (706) 542-5568