The Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory was established in 1967 to perform diagnostic testing for the livestock and poultry industries, with a focus on identifying disease and facilitating commerce in livestock. TVMDL tests hundreds of animal specimens from around the world every business day. The lab primarily serves veterinarians, owners, government agencies at the state and federal levels, and the state’s animal agricultural industries.
TVMDL’s College Station facility features a high-containment unit, which is one of only two in Texas designed specifically for animal diseases that pose significant threats to public health or the agriculture economy. Chancellor John Sharp toured the facility on June 15, 2012.